“Do you know who my dad is?” is one of the most cringe-worthy lines a person can utter. It wreaks of entitlement and is so terribly cliché that I can’t imagine someone ever saying it seriously. Apparently, people do though.
Exhibit A: Jordan Hancock, son of Michael Hancock, the mayor of Denver.
In March 2018, Jordan was going 65 mph in a 40 zone and when the cops pulled him over he wasn’t too thrilled. The video of Jordan’s interaction with the police was released months later after his appearance in court.
Warning: this clip has offensive language. Via Denver7:
A bit strong, right? Now, I can imagine there’d be some pretty sweet perks that would come with having a parent who’s a mayor. Among the most attainable would be getting out of traffic tickets. That’s easy money. A guaranteed win for those with mayorial family connections.
We all know Jordan is well aware of this perk, but he clearly failed to attain it. Why? I think his attempt was just a litttttle off (and had one too many pejorative terms). I like to believe he was just a please, thank you, and small tranquilizer dose from getting his way. Or maybe don’t say anything at all. Smile, nod, then handle things outside the public eye like all the good politicians.
Moral of the story: if your dad’s the mayor, be cool, and don’t say your dad’s the mayor.
The officer also had an A+ line that’s worth pointing out. When responding to Jordan’s tirade about how his father is gonna be able to the fire the cop because he’s the mayor of Denver, the officer said: “Of Denver? Well you’re in Aurora.”
After it was all said and done, the mayor’s son appeared in court and accepted the $250 fine.