Yes, all it got you was widespread coverage on social media.
Yesterday, I talked to you about Randy Liedtke, an LA-based comedian who had the bright idea to bake cookies in the shape of iPhones so that he could go driving with them and get pulled over for using a phone while operating a vehicle:
I'm sorry you couldn't afford the gold-icing iPhone, Randy.
As virtually everyone on the Internet pointed out, this was a pretty funny concept that was virtually guaranteed to piss off police officers and result in an arrest. As you can see from Randy's tweet above, he says it has. (Then again, he recently fooled the entire Internet by pretending to be Pace Salsa getting into a Twitter fight with another comedian, Kyle Kinane, who was also fooled. So, take this entire story with a grain of skepticism.) Anyway, yesterday afternoon, Randy says he put his plan into action and got into his car with his cookies:
I'm honestly gonna drive around wih my iPhone Cookie today and see what happens!— Randy Liedtke (@randyliedtke) December 11, 2013
I'm sure it will be something really unexpected.
— Randy Liedtke (@randyliedtke) Out driving. Being pretty obvious. Havnt even seen a cop yet.December 11, 2013
Cops. They never arrest you when you need it.
— Randy Liedtke (@randyliedtke) Whoa! Almost ran a red light tweeting that last one. Gonna put my real phone down and focus on the cookie phone. Wish me luckDecember 11, 2013
This would have also been a satisfying ending to the story.
I don't think it counts if you're pulled over for illegal turns and pursuing cops, Randy.
OH MAN IM GETTING PULLED OVER STAY TUNED!— Randy Liedtke (@randyliedtke) December 11, 2013
How many times have we all said that?
OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN pic.twitter.com/S9agLdSJPS— Randy Liedtke (@randyliedtke) December 11, 2013
Don't use all caps, man. Cops can sense that shit and it makes them nervous.
Took a bite out of the cookie. He was so confused and angry. Told me to hold tight, he is back in his car now.— Randy Liedtke (@randyliedtke) December 11, 2013
Let's be honest, it sounds like he didn't like your cookie very much.
Says I have a warrant for unpaid parking tickets? Making me go with him. Letting me text gf but Im tweeting this. pic.twitter.com/vv89MUqg0Q— Randy Liedtke (@randyliedtke) December 11, 2013
Maybe someone from CHiPs would have enjoyed it more.
Wasn't worth it. I'm an idiot... No more iPhone Cookies pic.twitter.com/MbQZq0UA9O— Randy Liedtke (@randyliedtke) December 12, 2013
Unrelated: that's a really well-composed selfie with that police sign in the background.
What do you think? Was it worth it? Would you trade paying the parking tickets you apparently already owed for Internet fame? Did Randy just throw a cookie on the ground and then take a picture in front of an LAPD station? How hungry for cookies are you right now? As hungry as I am? I really doubt it.
(by Johnny McNulty)