Top Ten things not to say to a cop January 26, 2009 — by Ben Clement and Sulmaan Hassan Permalink 10. I thought you had to be in good physical condition to be a police officer.10. I thought you had to be in good physical condition to be a police officer. 9. Sorry, officer, I didn’t realize my radar detector wasn’t on. 8. I pay your salary! 7. You’re not gonna check the trunk are you? 6. I’m sober and still can’t do that. 5. Do they pay you to be a pain in my rump? 4. Sorry… I’m colorblind. 3. I was going to be a cop, but I decided to go to high school instead. 2. Oh, sorry, wasn’t paying attention. 1. Everybody knows you can go 10 mph over the speed limit.