Always bugged me the ferocity of enforcing minor things with rediculous levels of punishment for the crime in comparison to the actual impact on lifestyle as opposed to the people who get away with murder or worse and the relatively minor lifestyle impact on the punishments. Some drug dealer kills someone over a bad deal and gets life in prison, but he is both safer and better fed on the inside than the outside. His life actually IMPROVES after killing someone in cold blood and being caught. Mr lawful citizen makes a minor mistake which harms no one and causes no more damage than making a police officer get up from his donut break and gets a ticket for $150, and a possible resultant insurance hike of rediculous proportions. Now he may have trouble paying his rent and insurance... The lawful citizen is impacted more by his encounter with the law from his almost inconsequential actions than the murderer in this situation. The police office in the above situation can indeed hand out a simple warning ticket (no fine, no insurance record) that does indeed register on the police system if you ever do it again... this would have accomplished the same goal and if the officer really wanted to uphold the law this would have been sufficient to get the job done. Apparently authorities don't consider kidnapping and raping a girl for 18 years to be that big of a deal as he got away with it right under their noses while everyone was watching him for that long. I so much as raise my voice with my ex and there are cops around. (and she deserves a good yelling at frankly) The law is SO flaky it isn't even funny.