OLD NDN TRICK
Recently a routine Yakama police patrol parked outside Pete's tavern.
Late in the evening the officer noticed a young tribal man leaving the
bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around
the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing.
After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five vehicles,
the man managed to find his car, which he fell into. He was there for
a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.
Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a
fine dry night) flicked the blinkers on, then off, honked the horn and
then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches,
reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as
some more vehicles left. At last he pulled out of the parking lot and
started to drive slowly down the road.
The police officer, having patiently waited all this time, now started
up the patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man
over and carried out a breathalyzer test. To his amazement the breathalyzer
indicated no evidence of the man having consumed alcohol at all! Dumbfounded,
the officer said "I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the Police
station this breathalyzer equipment must be broken." "I doubt
it," said the man, "Tonight I'm the designated decoy."
Aye!!!! Old tribal trick--enit!!?