the exact same thing happened to me once and I also walked past a police box where the cop just stood and looked at me as I went past with my old mamachari on my shoulder...I had a weird non-police incident last Saturday. I went to Shimokita on my Pearson but forgot the lock. I bought one from a shop there, locked it and proceeded to the izakaya. Three hours later I came back and the key snapped in my hand, which meant I had to carry, rather than ride, home. On the way home, for the first time ever I came across police stopping people to check for drinking on a quiet street, so it was lucky I was carrying my bike. Still, i was less impressed that none of the four police thought it odd that I was carrying a locked bike on my shoulder as I walked past and didn't ask me why.
...If you do something wrong in Melbourne, the police SHOOT you in the back first, and then yell, "STOP!"I suggest the NPA immediately send a study team to Sydney also to learn how to use the police force as a revenue-raising instrument!
The Sydney police force, who will issue you a ticket for breathing in the incorrect manner, are the boys to show the Japanese how it is done!
For example: North Sydney Council recently spent several million dollars issuing the police with new machines that PRINTED TICKETS FASTER.
With the lads from Sydney showing them how to fill the Quota System each cop is tasked with and with the number of mama-chari-riders practicing serial violation of all known road rules every day of the week, the police could soon find themselves richer than the Seibu Group!