A rich guy in California ordered a custom, hand made car from a manufacturer in Indiana. He made partial payment on the $200,000 car, but then missed one of his payments before finally paying in full 8 months later. The manufacturer told him that due to the payment delay, his car would be at the end of the queue.
The rich guy got angry and called police. The DA refused to prosecute, saying it was a civil matter. So he sued in California. The court dismissed it, saying that the case would have to be filed in Indiana.
So rich guy called his friend, who happened to be the Sheriff of San Mateo County, California. The sheriff sent 4 cops to Indiana with a search warrant, and they raided the car maker’s business. Then they froze his bank accounts and seized his electronic records. Now the car maker is being charged with two felonies.
In 19 years of business, Racop has never failed to deliver an order of his 1966 Batmobile replica. Given the current charges and other supply issues due to the pandemic, he doesn’t plan to continue his work for much longer. He only intends to complete his current orders before retirement.
The lesson I take from this? Don’t do business with anyone in California. Ever. What scares me even more is this: How long will it be before California cops cross state lines to go after gun and ammo dealers?