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?

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Steve · August 3, 2022 at 1:30 pm

How is it legal for CA Deputies to perform a raid in Indiana. Once they left CA, they are private citizens and shouldn’t be able to do that. Taking the car & private files is grand larceny & theft.
Although it says, ‘local police’ so it appears they got involved as well. Professional Courtesy?

Although I also agree with your “don’t do business with CA” and a increasing number of businesses are concluding the same.

    Jonesy · August 3, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    This is my question also…how can CA deputies enforce a warrant in IN, and freeze bank accounts?? I thought interstate stuff was reserved for federal law enforcement.

Angus McThag · August 3, 2022 at 1:34 pm

Beat you by a couple days!

Good to see the story getting around!


NIdahoCatholic · August 3, 2022 at 1:55 pm

Batmobile replica? What is with progs and their love of fake crime fighter “Batman?”

    Divemedic · August 3, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Batman is antigun, anti cops, and uses his money to help the poor. He is practically the new Soviet man.

      21stCenturyCassandra · August 3, 2022 at 9:19 pm

      Nothing wrong with him using HIS money to help the poor. And beginning to relate more to the “anti cop” thing.

Not My Comrades · August 3, 2022 at 2:50 pm

Californication means worldwide jurisdiction?
Kimdotcom can tell you about this because Hollywood.
The horde of locusts won’t rest until everything is destroyed.
They are moving here to be with the toothless hill scoggin rubes for some reason.
No welcome mat and mean mug face pollution at all times.

No Room For Commie · August 3, 2022 at 3:34 pm

It took three months for an engine rebuild due to supply chain.
Comrade Lefty lives an Apartheid existence exempt from the consequences of their burning it all down vote and wouldn’t know a supply chain from a bicycle chain.
WWIII with no supply chain is some magical faculty lounge thinking that won’t work in the real world.

Steve S · August 3, 2022 at 3:51 pm

Needs a tactical assault lawyer.

Aesop · August 4, 2022 at 8:00 am

This was cronyism and corruption, not CA official policy.

You should also note YouTube’s second-day follow-up: the outgoing San Mateo sheriff responsible for being muscle for a crony is getting grilled by the Board of Supervisors, who in turn are getting raked over coals by constituents for this blatant corruption and fraud under color of authority. people may be going to prison over this yet, but it won’t be Batmobile Guy.

And as noted above, you kind of forgot to note that it only happened because the Indiana local yokel jackbooted douchebadges copsucked the out-of-towners trolling outside their jurisdiction with the unenforceable warrant, and participated in the crimes committed cheerfully and willingly.

Which is the bigger crime, IMHO.

And they’re all lucky they did this to a Christian minister rather than a Class III weapon owner, or it might have gone down far differently.

I’m hoping the victim sues both sheriff’s departments, and makes federal civil and criminal complaints for the multiple violations of black-letter law in this case, in his own federal district court.

San Mateo is about to spend a lot of money on this, and lose anyways.

    Divemedic · August 4, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    If you closely watch the video, the warrant was signed by an Indiana circuit Judge and bore the seal of the Indiana circuit Court.

      Aesop · August 5, 2022 at 5:26 am

      Noted. I see where they slipped that into the background shot for 2 seconds without making any mention of it whatsoever, but it begs the question of why an Indiana judge is signing search warrants for cases in California, when CA courts have already thrown the case out for lack of jurisdiction, and what business it is of the San Mateo Sherrif, when the actual plaintiff has made no complaint to the Cass County authorities, who are the only ones with any legal jurisdiction to execute such a warrant, prosecute the case, or seize any bank accounts.

      It also brings into question what kind of rubber-stamping asstard Judge Stephen Kitts is to hand out such a baseless and unsubstantiated local criminal warrant in the first place.

      Cass County Superior Court and their sheriff are now on the hook for the same level of stupidity, corruption, and civil rights abuse under color of authority evidenced by the San Mateo SD and D.A., for exactly the shortcomings in jurisprudence noted, and Ohio due process is going to make Batmobile Guy rich, at their expense.

      Well-played, Ohio.

        Divemedic · August 5, 2022 at 6:39 am

        You probably mean Indiana and not Ohio. I had the same questions, but since I wasn’t able to see any other facts on the case, I wasn’t comfortable making it a part of the post.

          Aesop · August 5, 2022 at 6:03 pm

          Sorry, yes, Indiana.

          I’m still waiting for the shoe to drop in Cass County.
          You’d think sensible folks thereabouts, let alone higher authorities, would be asking some serious questions of Judge Kitts and the local yokel po-po lickspittles kowtowing to corrupt San Mateo deputies., like why IN LEOs are seizing evidence for a CA prosecution.

          IANAL, but that doesn’t sound like remotely kosher jurisprudence in any known universe, and I’m pretty sure no judge outside CA can authorize the seizure of personal property by any non-jurisdictional agency from seven states away, though I’m open to illumination from anyone who can spell out how that would work.

          When last I looked, not being in hot pursuit, the correct term for a San Mateo deputy sheriff in the eyes of the court in Indiana is “mister”. The judge and his douchebadge minions have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.

          I suspect the dominoes in this situation aren’t done falling yet.

Aesop · August 7, 2022 at 1:10 pm



Part Three of the YouTube saga.
TL;DR: The San Mateo DA, smelling the Epic Fail underlying this effort, is reviewing the case, probably prior to dropping all criminal charges, and backpedalling away from the soon-to-be former sheriff as if he had monkeypox at a gay bathhouse.

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