BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We appreciate that Boca Raton Police were only doing what they thought was correct when they stopped a red 2005 Jaguar on Military Trail. Their computer system — NCIC/FCIC — reported the vehicle as stolen. But can you imagine what must have been going through the driver’s mind as the officers approached the vehicle with what is likely the intensity that you would expect if you are an officer approaching a reportedly stolen car?
As it turns out, the Hull Police Department in Massachusetts entered the license plate of the car as “stolen” by mistake. It wasn’t stolen. Should have never been in the system. Boca PD let the driver — and vehicle — go without incident. We can only hope that the driver’s heart rate has returned to something near normal by now.