“Former COP here… We always had a statement that we used if we ever got in trouble and it applies to anyone:
No Poly, No Waiver, No Statement.
Basically, Never consent to take a Polygraph. Never waive your rights and never make a statement. You may think you’re doing yourself a favor by answering questions and trying to be helpful but more often than not you’ll end up digging your own grave.
Be polite about it but respectfully refuse anything until you’ve spoken to a lawyer.”
“A cousin of a friend of mine travels around the state to take in dead beat dads. Gets to one place, a 4 year old kid is home, dad isn’t. So the cop starts talking to the kid, making sure he’s ok and such. After a bit of this, kid says to cop, “want to see my dad’s secret garden?” Takes him to a closet with a false back, opens it up to see a small pot farm. Guy gets home to a few cop cars and a few charges.”