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Mother-In-Law Sent A Fake Cop To Her Door, But the Woman’s Plan To Intimidate Her Was More Comical Than Alarming.

A peculiar incident unfolds as the Original Poster (OP), a real police officer, encounters a fake officer at their doorstep. With the suspect’s unexpected connection to a meddling mother-in-law, the story reaches a bewildering turn.

The Unsettling Atmosphere

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Tensions rise as OP’s relationship with their mother-in-law (MIL) becomes strained. Subtle signs of manipulation emerge, leading OP to question MIL’s intentions. The OP discovers MIL’s financial troubles, leading them to wonder if there is a connection to the recent tension in their relationship.

A Sudden Apology

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One day, the mother-in-law unexpectedly calls and apologizes to the OP for their recent disagreements. OP, wary of the sudden change, suspects there’s more to the story.

A Suspicious Morning

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After a night shift, OP returns home for a nap while their husband watches TV downstairs. Their husband wakes her, saying a police officer is at the door, but he suspects it might not be genuine.

The Fake Officer

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The OP’s husband doubts the officer’s authenticity, and upon hearing the visitor’s voice, OP agrees. The visitor doesn’t follow proper procedure for identifying themselves as an officer. Additionally, the OP notices the visitor’s uniform is missing key features of a real officer’s attire. The person might fool others, but not the OP.

Letting Him In

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Despite their suspicions, the couple lets the man in and requests his ID, which he refuses to show. His lack of a duty belt further confirms their suspicions.

A Ridiculous Accusation

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The fake officer claims OP is being fined for ridiculous allegations against the OP’s meddling mother-in-law. The officer claims that he “could look the other way” if they could pay him $800 that evening.

No Warrant, No Problem

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The OP, unimpressed, asks for a warrant and questions the officer’s legitimacy. The man weakly points out that he didn’t want to make the complaint official and therefore, did not yet have a warrant.

Turning the Tables

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The OP, a real police officer, arrests the impersonator. The OP calls the police station for backup, and the fake officer becomes terrified.

The Mastermind Revealed

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The impersonator admits a woman paid him to scare OP, needing money. Upon hearing her description, OP and their husband confirmed it was the MIL.

The Unfortunate Surprise

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The fake officer, unaware that OP is a real cop, regrets his decision. OP chastises him for blindly following someone else’s orders. He faces charges at the police station.

The Lingering Doubt

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After the fake officer’s arrest, OP struggles to understand the MIL’s strategy and betrayal. They grapple with conflicting feelings of anger and disappointment and utter shock. They wonder how the MIL would think they couldn’t detect a real cop. The OP had been an officer for nine years.

The Confrontation

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The OP chooses to confront MIL about her deception, demanding answers for her actions. The tension between them reaches a boiling point. MIL reveals the depth of her desperation, hoping the scheme would save her from financial ruin. OP is left reeling from the revelation.

Trust Shattered

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Unable to reconcile with her mother-in-law’s actions, OP decides to distance themselves from her, knowing their trust can never be fully restored. She threatens MIL that if she contacts or involves herself with the couple again, she will take legal action.

Was The OP’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the online forum had a lot of mixed views of the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responded

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One reader said, “Never underestimate the stupidity of people.”

Another Viewpoint

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Another responder wrote: “Just based on things that have happened to me, it is entirely possible that this is true. If it is true, for the love of god, don’t call it fake. You have no idea how much it hurts to have people doubt things this bad that have actually happened to you.”

A Different Perspective

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A different person states, “MIL sent a fake police officer to arrest a REAL police officer!!??!!!! This is unbelievable. She probably just wanted to harass you…what was she going to do once he had “arrested” you?”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

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