Lynx Star Pulled Over
A star player for the Minnesota Lynx sent out a flurry of messages on Twitter after she was pulled over by a Roseville police officer.
Police sent out a report on Monday afternoon detailing Seimone Augustus’ interaction with an officer. According to the report, around 10:30 Monday morning, an officer pulled over Augustus’ vehicle for having a suspended object between the driver and windshield. Augustus was driving on Fairview Avenue near Highway 36. The officer talked with her about the violation, and asked her about status in Minnesota since she has out of state license plates and a Louisiana driver’s license. The officer warned her about the object, but did not ticket her.
Augustus posted several tweets after her interaction.
Her first tweet: “Thank you Officer W. Chau #155 roseville police for ruining my day off and western conference champion celebration.” The night before, Augustus and the Lynx defeated the Los Angeles Sparks, earning them a trip to the WNBA Finals for the second straight season.
Augustus also commented on what she says the officer said to her.
“Supposedly he stop me for an air freshner hanging in my window, but then went on talking about theft at the mall. And the fact that my car was at the mall with out of town plates, WTH I thought this was a free country! I didn't know you can only drive minnesota cars to a minnesota mall and if not you must be stealing or doing something illegal.”
Roseville police confirmed in its report the officer stopped her on a street adjacent to the Rosedale Center.
In later tweets, Augutus said the officer recognized her as a WNBA player: “So my air freshner allowed shoplifters to have a field day at the mall this morning! Officer W. Chau #155 said he wanted to do a great job! Well.... You did an awesome job! Keep up the great work! Oh and by the way he did know who I was he said it I didn't even mention it! Also told me good luck on the game! Well... I guess that goes to show no one is above the air freshner law in minnesota! Even when you have out of town plates! In the words of W. Chau #155 when you are in MINNESOTA you have to follow minnesota law!”