Got pulled over by an officer today because my Asian :(
I was test driving a vehicle in Stoke (first time in Stoke), as the garage owner was by himself he allowed us (me & my father) to go and test drive it alone. When turning the car around to head back i took a corner and pulled into a residential area, i pulled over on the side for a minute or so trying to test how the electronic handbrake works, as i pulled away i was stopped by a officer.
I firstly asked why he had pulled us over, he didn't hear me or chose to ignore me and asked for my name and address (which i regrettably provided) he then ran a check and asked how long we had lived at that address (probably couldn't find any records) and then without apology told us there had been distraction burglaries by Asian men in the surrounding area and since we matched the description in that aspect he pulled us over.
I been thinking about it all day and it has brought us down since we consider ourselves abiding citizens and have never been pulled by the police before, never even had a parking fine! let alone points on our licenses.
I'm thinking about filing a compliant against the Officer and asking for disclosure on how my name & address will be recorded and used. We have done nothing wrong, so i don't see why our details should in any way deserve be affiliated with any thieves in that area or theft occurrences.