#620 – Cop Breaks Down Viral Video

Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Hi, Caleb. Bam. We’re live. Uh, Caleb, you can come in any time. Uh, do do what you need to do, dude. Hi to ya. Eric Weis. Brandon Wa. Jessica Valencia. Hey guys. Good morning Blade. You demand. Thanks for doing this.

Blade (00:18):

Thanks for having good boss.

Sevan Matossian (00:20):

Look, it’s still a little dark outside.

Blade (00:23):

Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. I like waking up before the sun.

Sevan Matossian (00:26):

What are you taking? Are you taking some, um, liver king, uh, testicles or what are you taking? <laugh>, like a handful of des testicles?

Blade (00:33):

No, it’s actually the kind of the parallel, um, before Liver King hit the scene. I have a friend who talked about what they call heart and soil.

Sevan Matossian (00:41):

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah.

Blade (00:43):

Have a friend. She’s all about like the raw hemp, all that stuff. Yeah. And she, she got me, she got me on the hype. So I got some full whole package right here. So I usually just take like 12 to the head. You gotta take like six per serving. So I’ll usually just take ’em off to the head real quick.

Sevan Matossian (00:59):

Um, that’s, uh, p um, Dr. Pino stuff? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Awesome stuff. I actually, um, prefer Dr. Pino stuff. One, because it comes in a glass bottle. I got some, like, I just prefer all my shit not touching plastic. And I like his pills better. Sometimes they’re not capsules. They’re like those weird. They just, they’re kind of like encompass themselves and I like that better too, instead of just eating all that plastic.

Blade (01:26):

Well, and also, so I ran a

Sevan Matossian (01:29):

<laugh> or whatever that is, I know that’s not plastic. Maybe it’s rice paper. How whatever they do to make those capsules.

Blade (01:34):

I ran a little experiment. Um, I put like, I put like some, uh, beta A on my hand mm-hmm. <affirmative> and put it in front of my dog and he just smelled it and kept it moving. And I put some heart and soil on my hand and he was like,

Sevan Matossian (01:50):

Oh, I,

Blade (01:52):

I’m like, Hey, pass his bullshit test good enough for my bullshit test. Wow.

Sevan Matossian (01:56):


Blade (01:57):

Yeah. I know. We might might try it with BCAs next, or some WHE protein, I don’t know,

Sevan Matossian (02:02):

<laugh>. Oh yeah, I’m gonna do that too. I got so much of the liver king, like testicles and all that stuff. When I first started taking that stuff blade, I, if I took two, it made me kind of woozy. And now, now that I’m used to it, I could take like, I dunno if I’ve ever taken 12 at once, but I, I’ll take like six in the morning and like six at night before I go to bed or something.

Blade (02:21):

Right on. Yeah. I just, I just get ’em to the head so I don’t fuck around forget or something.

Sevan Matossian (02:25):

What do you weigh?

Blade (02:27):

Uh, about 2 25 to two 30. What I left around at.

Sevan Matossian (02:31):

Okay. So you, I I wonder if that matters too, cuz you’re significantly bigger than me.

Blade (02:35):

Oh, I, I say that matters in almost a lot of things. Like they serving sizes often, at least are trying to give you a generalization, but like when people say like a gallon of water a day, I’m like, all right. So I am 6 1 2 25 relatively lean. Um, my old lady, she’s about 5 3, 1 35. We don’t need to be drinking the same amount of water per day. So I usually go right, your, your body weight cut that number in half and that’s how many ounces you should probably do

Sevan Matossian (03:08):

Of water.

Blade (03:09):

Yeah. So I’ll probably be about 110 to 120 ounces of water a day. Hers would probably be more like 60 to 70 ounces of water a day.

Sevan Matossian (03:18):

Yeah. What is it, What is a gallon of water’s? Like seven pounds? Is that?

Blade (03:21):

It’s a hun it’s 128 ounces.

Sevan Matossian (03:24):

Okay. Yeah. Cuz it’s, Yeah, makes sense.

Blade (03:27):

Something close to that. Yeah. So like, or my, or my, my daughter, you know, let’s, when she gets into serious athletics, more serious at like 15,

Sevan Matossian (03:36):

How old is your daughter?

Blade (03:37):

Oh, right now she’s seven. She, she a mile away from having to drink a gallon of water. But I’m not gonna be like, Oh, you need to drink that gallon in the water.

Sevan Matossian (03:45):

Oh, 8.34 pounds. Um, dang. Uh, thank you Caleb. Uh, it’s interesting. My boy just turned eight yesterday and it’s so funny cuz he’s sweats now and he is, when he first started sweating a couple months ago, he didn’t like it, but now he’s proud. Like if it’s dripping off of him, he’s like, look like he’ll try to get like one drop to like come off his for, he is like, look, he knows it’s the correlate for hard work.

Blade (04:09):

I wish I could be proud of my sweat. I I sweat like an embarrassing amount. I could seriously get up like do lunges to the door and back, which probably be like eight total lunges. And my pos would, I could already feel my pos opening.

Sevan Matossian (04:24):

Hey. Um, but the, the CrossFit gym owner that we both know told me that you would just roll into his gym, fully suited weight vest, the belt, the the Batman belt and everything and, and just get, and get movements in. Yeah. So you do, you would just do one of your 15 pullups and you’d just start pouring sweat under that suit.

Blade (04:43):

I like, let’s say, so I would go in and do a set of 20, right? Mm-hmm. <affirmative> and uh, I would go in and probably get like threat five. I could feel my pores <laugh>, I could feel my pores. And people always try to say, Oh that’s good. That means, that means you gotta clear system. Like it may be good for you, but that’s just embarrassing. Like if you wearing gray or something. Now when I’m in my dark, my patrol uniform’s dark, so it’s not that bad. But when you’re like trying to go to a wedding or something and you sweating and y’all ain’t even, y’all even done nothing, y’all eating. It’s

Sevan Matossian (05:19):

Who we, we had a cop on this show who said he had to go to the bathroom. He was at the end of his shift and then he made an arrest as he was going back to the station.

Blade (05:34):

<laugh> <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (05:37):

Do you remember that story, Caleb? And they, and they, they put, they were, they were arrest. They had the person in the holding room before you took him over to the cell I guess. And then they couldn’t hold it so they, they just ran over into one of the empty cells and just, I think stood over the drain and peed. I’m trying to remember who that was just right in his uniform. Just couldn’t Greg Anderson, was that him? God, that was,

Blade (05:58):

I might have, I might have watched that one too.

Sevan Matossian (06:00):

Yeah. And I think the suspect was a girl too and he said it was just a worse situation on all, on all ends. But I, I can relate cuz I’ve sat in here for, I, I’ve held my pee way too long at times.

Blade (06:13):

One of my instructors, he, he’s watching live on, on the way to training. He said, What’s happening from, from my academy instructors from when I was a pup.

Sevan Matossian (06:22):


Blade (06:22):

Awesome. I don’t, I don’t know if he wants me a name drop, but he, I just want him to know the outside. So what’s happening <laugh>?

Sevan Matossian (06:29):

Uh, how, how long, how long have you been a police officer blade?

Blade (06:32):

Um, about seven years. It, it pretty much parallels my daughter’s age.

Sevan Matossian (06:37):

Are you, are you glad you chose that vocation?

Blade (06:41):

Oh yeah. Yeah. I’m, I like everything about what I’m rock with. I knew, honestly, I knew from a young age I was gonna be one of three. I was gonna be an NFL player, police officer or a PE coach.

Sevan Matossian (06:52):

Uh, how come, how’d you know that? And when you say young, how old?

Blade (06:55):

Like seven. Cause I, I had a, I had a dope ass PE coach when I was a kid. Um, my favorite game, my grandpa owned a bat in Cage and so I played Robocop. Favorite game was Robocop. And then my favorite sport was football.

Sevan Matossian (07:13):

Um, what makes a, uh, a great PE coach to a young boy? How old, how old were you when you say you had a great PE coach, how old were you?

Blade (07:21):

Um, from like five. Five was like the first age I remember like really liking that stuff. But I

Sevan Matossian (07:30):

Remember by a good coach, you meet the PE coach, just a teacher who inspired you, liked you, you respected them, you wanted to work hard for them.

Blade (07:37):

Exactly. So I would say somebody, you know, that whole girls wanna be with him, Boys want to be like him or whatever. Well now probably be like boys and girls. Yeah. Whatever. But, uh, ki kind of, kind of that kind of thing. His name was Coach Schultz. He ended up being my football coach in high school as well. But Coach Schultz, I just remember he, he always had these cool ass shades on. He was in good shape. He, he would whoop us. Like he would try, he would teach us movements like you’re supposed to. He would like whoop us a hundred to zero if he had the chance. I remember during a field day he did not hold back and I just, I just liked that that sparked kind of the dog in me, you know what I mean?

Sevan Matossian (08:17):


Blade (08:18):

<laugh>. So I just, I just wanted to be like that.

Sevan Matossian (08:23):

And, and when you wake up in the morning, you’re excited to go to work, you’re excited to like put on the uniform and be like, Yep, this is, this is me, this is it. Oh

Blade (08:31):

Yeah. Yeah, definitely. I, I still, I don’t know if it’s because I’m easily entertained or I’m stuck on happy. Cause yes, anybody like, I just be happy for no reason or if it, you know, or if it’s just straight attitude, like a conscious effort. But all three come together and I keep moving.

Sevan Matossian (08:50):

If I’m, if I’m stuck on happy, I’m gonna use that

Blade (08:55):

<laugh> good. Cause hey, you gonna be you here. You know what I mean? You might as well be cool. You might as well be happy. Might as well make some lemonade.

Sevan Matossian (09:05):

You do you have siblings?

Blade (09:07):

Um, step siblings. I’m, I’m an only child at birth. Eight years of being an only child, only grandchild on both sides as well. Wow. And then, yeah, and then I got married into two stepbrothers and one older. Older stepsister.

Sevan Matossian (09:21):

And you’re in California?

Blade (09:22):


Sevan Matossian (09:24):

And uh, and, and what did your parents say when you became a police officer when you told ’em that was the route you were gonna take?

Blade (09:30):

So mom, so, uh, <laugh>, so first place I applied for, um, my mom was kind of scared cause it wasn’t like the the best area, but they didn’t pick me up that fast. And then when I applied for where I am right now, she was happy. Um, my old lady was happy cuz that’s where she’s from. And then my dad, he, he grew up, he grew up in the hood and so I was kind of worried about him cause he had like a certain view on cops, but he viewed it as be the change you wanna see in the world. So then he went from here to a complete flip. Like, oh hell yeah and a good one. That’s what we need. We need, you know, he, he’s old school black man, so he is like, we need strong young black gentleman leading the way. And so he was, he was ecstatic.

Sevan Matossian (10:19):

Um, any any influential cop movies? Any movies you saw, um, that you were like, okay, this one, this one resonates with me. I always think about colors with um, uh, Robert Dal and Sean Pan. That was great movie. And I could always, I always uh, liked Robert Dal’s. I haven’t seen it in years, but, but I, but I, I just like that dynamic between him and Sean Penn. And I felt like that was like two pretty cool good archetypes. Not just for cops, but for people who do new jobs in general. Like Sean Penn was the typical new know it all guy.

Blade (10:53):

Yeah. I actually need to, I need to run that back cuz I saw it when I was like way too young to probably be watching a movie like that and didn’t, I remember two scenes and neither have to do with, well one has to do with being a cop, but the other one doesn’t have to be with being a cop.

Sevan Matossian (11:12):

The, the part that sticks out for me in that movie is that Sean Penn was always escalating situations, <laugh> and Robert Duval was like, Hey dude, you gotta chill. Like, you just can’t come in here like fucking gangbusters.

Blade (11:23):

So what’s funny about you saying that is that’s, that’s a dynamic that a lot of partners or if, if they work together often, like if they ride in the same car, cause everywhere people don’t ride in the same car. That’s not standard operating procedure everywhere. So if you’re not riding in the same car and y’all aren’t used to tossing each other alley hoops as far as how you’re gonna talk to somebody, somebody might be like picking and prodding and somebody else might be like everybody else, you see how big this dude is, you might wanna chill <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (11:53):


Blade (11:53):

Right. Or, or you know, both of y’all might just be vibing and being cool. But the, but the boomerang, back to your original question. No, it wasn’t a influential cop movie, it was actually a career day, like freshman year or sophomore year of high school. They, we had like this little career day where instead of after second period, we went to another site and had like a career festival and we got to choose to, I don’t remember the second one I chose, but the first one I chose was swat. And I remember they showed us, you know, they showed us their breaching tools. They showed us their stuff. They told us about their PT test. And I was like, Dang, that’s dope. And that was during the big SWAT thing. That was when, um, Colin Ferrell, remember when he was making a new movie every other month? Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, he was on swat, you know what I mean, with Samuel Jackson and all them. That was like when hella SWAT stuff and like all that was coming out. I don’t know if it was like a post nine 11, you know, kind of show how cool tactics are to try to get young men into that field. I would’ve been like a kind of a good recruitment tool. But that’s, You

Sevan Matossian (12:56):

Went to career day and and you liked the guys. The guys seemed cool.

Blade (13:00):


Sevan Matossian (13:00):

They were, the tools they had seemed cool.

Blade (13:02):

Yeah, they were jacked, they had cool tools, their cars, all that.

Sevan Matossian (13:07):

And uh, was the military an option?

Blade (13:12):

Um, I never get really considered it. I got a, I got a scholarship outta high school to play football

Sevan Matossian (13:20):

And, And what, at a place in school? In California?

Blade (13:23):

No, um, in Oklahoma. It was a division two school in Oklahoma.

Sevan Matossian (13:27):

Did you go?

Blade (13:29):

Oh yeah.

Sevan Matossian (13:29):

Oh shit man.

Blade (13:31):

Hey Pete. This though, I talk about 2020 hindsight, I almost didn’t go cause my girlfriend didn’t want me to and I was getting, I was gonna marry her <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (13:44):

God, Do you know how many men have that story?

Blade (13:47):


Sevan Matossian (13:48):

Shit. It’s not usually division two, uh, uh, football program. But man, how many opportunities, I shouldn’t just say men, men and women change their path, uh, because of young love at 18.

Caleb Beaver (14:00):

Right. A buddy of mine out here did that.

Sevan Matossian (14:03):

Say that again. Kayla,

Caleb Beaver (14:05):

A buddy of mine out here did that too. Completely changed his trajectory.

Sevan Matossian (14:12):

My, my girlfriend in college who I was going out with for two years and we were pretty close. I thought we were close. I just got a note one day saying, Hey, I’m going to the Peace Corps. And they told me I have to break up with my boyfriend. If I go and I’m leaving in three days, don’t try to find me. I was like, what the fuck?

Blade (14:29):

Hey, did you keep it g though? Did you try to find her or did you honor it?

Sevan Matossian (14:32):

No, I did. I did try to find, I went to her house. I tried to find her. I I was, I was also like, I was kind of on the outs anyway. I was like, I was fucking around too much. Yeah. So like, I could see like, it was probably good for her, but this is pretty cell phone, you know what I mean? So like when I say I tried to find her, I’d like go to her house, knock on her door, and her roommates like, Dude, she told you to stay the fuck away. I’m like, I know, I know

Blade (14:53):

<laugh>. Oh. So this wasn’t a test. Oh, okay.

Sevan Matossian (14:56):

<laugh>. Yeah. Right. I I think this is wrong. This couldn’t, couldn’t have been for me. <laugh>, you know, You know what’s crazy too is then she came home from the, the, she, she went away for like a month and then she came back and I was, and I, and I had, I was renting this house and I was at the neighbor’s house with this girl up on the second floor. And I saw her pull up to my house and knock on the door. Like she came like to make amends, but by then it was like I was at the neighbor’s house.

Blade (15:25):


Sevan Matossian (15:25):

It was, it was fucked up.

Blade (15:28):


Sevan Matossian (15:29):

It was fucked up. I’ll tell you some, uh, since I’ve started down this path anyway. And then I came down and then, so she left and I went back to my house and I went in my bedroom and she’d gone into my trashcan and pulled out like 10 used condoms and laid ’em on my bed. <laugh>.

Blade (15:50):


Sevan Matossian (15:51):

It was crazy. It was crazy.

Blade (15:54):

It’d be like you said, she said she didn’t say, um,

Sevan Matossian (15:57):

She left me seriously. Just like, I mean, I mean, and I deserve to be left to be honest. But, but I, I kind of wish she wouldn’t have seen that. I, you know, I never wanna You didn’t wanna hurt anyone,

Blade (16:07):

Right? She, she, she couldn’t, she didn’t say, I’ll be back, Please wait for me. Or at least leave some kind of,

Sevan Matossian (16:15):


Blade (16:15):

Kind thing. Or like, I’ll see you when I get back. If, if things work out, then, then we’ll go from there. She like, don’t look for me.

Sevan Matossian (16:22):

This is a, this is pre haram days. Har So the difference between, um, Haram is when you’re on, when you’re honest to girls, this was pre hair day. I hadn’t, I hadn’t understood that. You just have to be 100% honest as pre haram. That’s when you’re just a dog. You’re cheater

Blade (16:41):


Sevan Matossian (16:43):

Uh, you so so you are, so you’re, are they called beat cops? You’re in your car every day?

Blade (16:49):

Yeah, well, you drive your car every day. But I like, every now and again, I’ll get my eyes up out the car. Like, um, I carry a baseball on a glove in my backseat at all times. And so if, and then knock on a door that I’ve seen kids playing in the area before, or if they have a basketball hoop, you know what I’m saying? Or at the park if kids are goofing off, I try, I try to get out and, and hoop with the kids or play catch with the kids. There’s actually a corner house that, uh, a member of, member of the gym, uh, likes. He has a couple kids. And so I’ll just go play some catch with him.

Sevan Matossian (17:24):

And they like seeing you.

Blade (17:26):

Oh yeah. Yeah. But we, we, but I’ll tell you what, they’re uh, they’re pretty competitive. And I, I won’t take it easy on you cuz you were 10 years old. So we’ll play horse. Yeah. And I hit ’em with the fundamentals. I’ll go, Okay. Left hand off the glass. Yeah. Or non nondominant hand. Cause one of ’em are lefty nondominant off the glass <laugh> and their, their dad’s cool too. We’ll play catch me and their dad versus them too, to see who could build the most throws without an error.

Sevan Matossian (17:53):

Oh, that’s

Blade (17:54):

Awesome. So they get impatient. They want to zing it, but then po Well, all right. Let it go.

Sevan Matossian (18:00):

And you’re all suited up.

Blade (18:02):

Oh yeah. Suited in booty.

Sevan Matossian (18:03):

Yeah. God, I love it. And uh, so that’s every day for seven years, you interact with people. Your whole, your whole life at the job is basically you, you interact with strangers every day. Every day you meet someone you’ve never met before. Pretty much.

Blade (18:19):

Pretty, Pretty much. Yeah. And, and I learn stuff about them that even their husbands or wives don’t know sometimes. Or their best friend.

Sevan Matossian (18:28):

What a tr what a trippy job. Right? You, uh, every single, I mean, there’s some people who don’t meet anyone new for like years.

Blade (18:36):


Sevan Matossian (18:37):


Blade (18:37):


Sevan Matossian (18:39):

And your whole job, are you good at it? Do you, have you gotten better at it in seven years?

Blade (18:44):

Yeah. Yeah. Definitely. I would say because uh, in the, in the beginning, you, you, you go from a phase where in training, um, now everybody’s different. But for me, like my, my boot cheeks was this tight, you know what I mean? I wasn’t myself. I, I was trying to be robotic, trying to remember every LD from the academy, Oh, okay, this, this, this. Okay, they should have, this happened, this. And if one thing disrupted my flow chart, I got a little shook. You know what I mean? Now, now I’m realizing, Okay, it’s not an exact, it’s a dynamic flow chart. Pretty much life is a flow chart. Okay, this decision was made. What’s this? Boom. Okay, we’re here now. Okay, go this way. We’re here now. And you just keep it moving. I flow a lot. I’m a lot smoother. Now

Sevan Matossian (19:32):

I had, um, uh, Julie Gentry on here. Uh, she is over in, I wanna say Fremont. She’s the, uh, lady who won the uh, 20 uh, 2007 CrossFit games. The very first CrossFit games

Blade (19:44):


Sevan Matossian (19:44):

And she was a cop. She’s still cop over, I wanna say in Newark. And she’s on the SWAT team. She might even be captain of the SWAT team over there. I can’t remember. But she’s off, she’s off the, um, she’s in admin now. She’s not, she’s not on the street. But she was saying she switched jobs every three years and that it actually took three years before you were comfortable at a job. And she said, and that part sucked. Just switching every three years.

Blade (20:10):


Sevan Matossian (20:12):

It seems like it’s a craft that would take a long time to master engaging with so many people who are not you. I mean, mostly you’re engaging people who are not at their best. They’re at their worst. Right.

Blade (20:24):

Right. And that’s what, that’s what a lot of people will tell you. Like a lot of vets, you, you’ll come in and they’ll say, like, one told me, he’s like right away, he right next to me in the locker. He said he like, Hey bro, cause I came out of the academy. Hello sir. Good afternoon, sir. He’s like, Bro, first off, let’s stop that sir. Shit, second off. Um, you need anything, let me know. I’m gonna, and I’m gonna tell you right now, three to five years. And I was like, What? What do you mean like three to five years is how long it’s gonna take before you feel like you can go to almost anything and not be fumbling over yourself. And then even then there’s gonna be that one where you’re just like, what the, the heel? And so yeah, three to three to five is a good gauge. Some people just click. And for some in, in year two, they get it. Yeah. Some people, some people will take some all but all the five or maybe even six or seven take finally flow.

Sevan Matossian (21:18):

I mean, because, and when I say you’re engaging people at their worst, they’ve either been in an accident, they’re breaking the law, they’re Oh yeah. I, they’re doing, you’re not, you’re, or,

Blade (21:27):

Or, or your uniform or your, just the presence of your uniform itself pisses him off.

Sevan Matossian (21:32):

Right, Right.

Blade (21:33):

Or, or puckers him up. You know what I mean?

Sevan Matossian (21:38):

Um, I sent you this video.

Blade (21:40):


Sevan Matossian (21:42):

And um, I’m gonna, I’m gonna play it. Is that ca do you mind if I share it? I’m gonna do it that way. I can start it and stop it. Cause I’m gonna start it and stop it a lot. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. And it’s interesting, I watch it like three times and I had a reaction to it. And then I watched it again this morning and my reaction was like tempered. And I was wondering, I wonder if that’s what if I, if I tempered it cuz I knew I was gonna have to talk to you about it. Like I was all kind of like had these really strong opinions about it, you know? And now all of a sudden I’m gonna have to watch it with you and the fucking whole world. And like, I like softened my approach. You know’s,

Blade (22:12):

Kinda like, kinda like when you’re like, that’s it. I’m, I’m going, I’m going to my wife and I’m telling her I’m watching

Sevan Matossian (22:18):

Football with the boys. Yeah. Yeah. You,

Blade (22:20):

You storm in the room and you look her eye. You’re like, Can I watch the game? Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (22:25):

Or you’re like, Hey you, if I turning on in the fourth quarter, you know what I mean? You give up three quarters. I just wanna watch the end. Just the last for 12 minutes.

Blade (22:33):

Oh yeah. That’s, that’s

Sevan Matossian (22:35):

Everything changes. Everything changes. Um, so, uh, I have um, I have known blade for some time through Instagram. Uh, then we exchanged, um, numbers and we text each other. And um, I knew that there was always a time he’d come on the show and I just thought this would be a fun, uh, thing to kind of test out. It would be fun to have a regular, uh, cop that we can just go to and talk cop, cop talk to anyway. But this is always kind of a fun thing. Please everyone know we, uh, hopefully you’ll soften yourself a little bit. Like I have, Everything’s easier in hindsight. Everything’s easier in hindsight. And these are just people.

Blade (23:15):

And then disclaimer, um, any opinions or things like that expressed by me right here may are likely are probably actually just mine. Right. I don’t speak for everybody.

Sevan Matossian (23:27):

You as a man who happens to be a police officer, but not but not representing any police

Blade (23:32):


Sevan Matossian (23:33):

Officers outside of just who you are.

Blade (23:35):

That is correct.

Sevan Matossian (23:36):

And, and, and it’s, and it’s unfair because we say the police officer pulled the guy over and, and everyone’s just a guy. But is this a, is this a, um, a plumber who also as a kid used to rob liquor stores and his mom used to be like, we, we, we pigeonhole always the cop as cop. But we don’t know anything about the guys. The guys are always, the guys and gals are always just the guy or the gal, but really it’s just a guy and a gal or two gals or two guys. <affirmative>. And so that’s the part that always frustrates me too. People are always like the government. I’m like the government. No, no. You mean the people, the other people You mean the, the people who have different jobs. Like it’s just weird to uh, to take them away from people. Anyway, so this lady pulls them over and um, this police officer pulls this guy over and I’m gonna go ahead and play some of it. Caleb, will you gimme thumbs up if you can hear the audio.

Speaker 4 (24:33):

Hello. <inaudible> will be police fired. Re why I’m stopping you this speed 57 and 35.

Sevan Matossian (24:40):

So right there, I’m like, holy shit, that’s like better than half the cops. I’ve been pulled over by, um, they won’t even tell me why I’m, I’m been pulled over. So she’s like, Hey, what’s up? You’re doing 57 and a 35. And she’s nice, right? Do you like all that?

Blade (24:54):

Yeah. I, I usually roll like that too. Just try to be up front. If they try to start arguing back and forth or I try not to engage in that part, but I at least try to get ’em something to let ’em know why we’re there.

Sevan Matossian (25:06):

Yeah. And they, and they do do that. I mean, why do you think cops do that? Sometimes they’ll just pull you over and just like ask for your license and you’re just like, dude, like that’s not standard protocol, right. There aren’t, are they supposed to tell you what, why they pulled you over?

Blade (25:18):

It’s, it’s not like a, it’s more of a kind of a unwritten rule. So there’s, there’s a thing now where it’s like kind of a trend. You don’t have to be a dick to be a good cop, but some, you know, with that, with a little experience in certain situations, they’re like, No, just the facts. Boom, we’re gonna go here, we’re gonna go here, we’re gonna go here. And they, they kind of don’t wanna get sucked in the, in the scenario of arguing about why they got pulled over. That’s what I’d imagine. So they try to get the license and registration. So that way I would try, if I was going that way, I’d try to get the license and registration. So I at least have the base information. Okay, I got their license that way they took off, I know who they are and we keep it moving. Send ’em there. Right. Write an arrest warrant in the mail and, and mail, mail them their license back later.

Sevan Matossian (26:12):

And, and if, and if a cop pulls you over the, the partnership is this right? You, you turn your car off, you put your keys on the dash, you, if it’s a nighttime, you turn your dome light on and you either hold a steering wheel or sometimes I’ve even put my hands if I’m like, I used to live in a really gnarly area. Yeah. Just, and I would put my hands actually on the door so they could see my hands while I’m talking to the cop.

Blade (26:34):

Yeah. It’s,

Sevan Matossian (26:35):

And all the kids knew that. All of us knew that. That’s just what we, that’s what should do.

Blade (26:39):

Yeah. It’s an, it’s an <inaudible> cause it, it lets us exhale. It may let us exhale a little bit. Yeah. Because going up to a, a unknown, like right now we don’t know. Like just look at the, look at the picture. Look at the, the freeze right there. Yeah. You all, you know is the person’s wearing a hat. You don’t know who may be ducked in the back. You don’t know what’s on his or her lap. You’ll know what’s, Yeah. So all you know is that they’re wearing a hat and now you go from there and then when you finally get up, you’re like, okay, obsess the situation, keep it moving.

Sevan Matossian (27:13):

Whenever I see highway patrol on the freeway at night, pulled someone over and they’re just by the side of the car talking, I’m like, what a fucked up job to be a cop. Every time you pull someone over, it’s like the beginning of a horror movie. It’s like the beginning of Halloween.

Blade (27:28):


Sevan Matossian (27:29):

You’re in a dark, you’re in a dark freeway, it’s not lit. Cars are flying by you at 80 miles an hour and you’re having one on one engagement with someone that you have to tell them they’re in trouble and there’s just forest everywhere on either side of you.

Blade (27:42):

And you have to hope that they just comply and keep it steady. Or else you might be getting in a fight with oncoming traffic.

Sevan Matossian (27:51):

Yeah, it’s nuts. <laugh>, by the way, I, I don’t know where this is guys. I don’t know. I, this does not look like California to me. Uh, it looks like somewhere in the Midwest, but I don’t know. Okay. So, so far, so far we’re mean you are on the same page. It’s all good.

Blade (28:04):


Speaker 4 (28:09):

You’re going 57 and a 35. Sir, do you have a driver’s license? Why are you,

Sevan Matossian (28:18):

What the fuck? So now I’m like, if that’s, now I just think when I watch this, I’m like, if that’s my mom, I just want her to ta the dude

Blade (28:29):


Sevan Matossian (28:29):

Or if that’s my wife or my daughter

Blade (28:33):


Sevan Matossian (28:34):

Not I, he doesn’t say, he doesn’t say, um, ma’am can, like if I’ve had, I’ve had to get out the car. Like, so I had a dog in my car that was barking one time and I asked the cop, I said, Hey dude, can I just get out? I’ll, I’ll stand wherever you want. I just can’t be in here with the dog barking morning. It’s like, oh yeah, yeah, absolutely. Come round to the back of your car.

Blade (28:50):


Sevan Matossian (28:51):

And I just went around to the back of the car and it was cool

Blade (28:54):

That, that may be, well I won’t, I won’t spoil it for people who haven’t seen,

Sevan Matossian (28:59):

But this is bat shit crazy, right?

Blade (29:01):

Yeah. That’s, that’s probably, that’s not the best idea to just go on and get up out the car with no announcement. No, no nothing. Just get up. Um, I’m gonna need your license. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (29:13):

This, this is a woman that we’ve agreed on through, uh, an agreement with society. It, it, it’s, it’s an on to, to pay tax dollars out of every hour that we work. We pay her some money to keep our streets safe. Like we, we’ve asked her to do this. This is part of our, our relationship. So like if a deer was hitting in the road, she’d drag it away. Or if someone was running down the street with a gun, her job is to get those people. Or if he’s doing 57 and a 35 so that the rest of us aren’t in danger, we’ve hired her to keep bad people off the street or keep da people who are danger to other people. And now are we gonna stand up for her as citizens and tolerate one of the citizens acting inappropriately while she’s just trying to do her.

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