After making a "California Stop" at a stop sign, a man is pulled over by a patrol officer.
Trooper henry walks up to the car, gets the driver's license and registration, and tells him he was stopped because he failed to come to a complete stop at the stop sign.
The driver replies, "I slowed down. There was no one coming, so I drove on through."
Henry replies, "You are required to come to a complete stop before proceeding through the intersection."
The driver argues back. "There was no one coming. What's the big deal?"
The officer tries again. "Sir, all four wheels must cease motion before you can proceed past the stop sign."
The driver is not convinced. "If there's no one coming, then, stop or slow down, what's the difference?"
Trooper henry asks the driver to step out of his car. Once he has done so, he takes out his baton and begins striking the man at various points on his upper and lower body. After 30 seconds or so of this, he pauses.
"Now, sir—would you like me to stop, or is it okay if I just slow down?"