ASR September 2006 – eS Game of SKATE
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2006. Photo by Rob Meronek.
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Just when Blaze, Frosty, and I thought we made it out of another Tijuana trip with no problems, we got stopped by two Mexican cops who barely spoke any English. They told us skateboarding was illegal and we had to pay a fine and go to the police station. I immediately knew what was going on from all the stories I've heard. I asked the one cop how much the fine was and he looked confused, went to his partner, wispered to him, then told me, "$100." After I agreed and said I'm paying by credit card, he got even more confused. Meanwhile, Blaze and Frosty are getting searched head to toe by the other cop. Finally, I slipped a $20 from my front pocket stash of cash to my back pocket. Then, reached into my back pocket and pulled out the $20 and a bunch of stickers. After telling the guy that's all I have, he took a sticker and the $20 from me and let us go. This was just a couple hundred feet from the US border. I've never been so glad to be back on US soil