...potential fleeing felon (hyper-potential). He (almost) fought the law, and the law won. He was impaled on the horns of a legal dilemma; on the one horn we have "the law is an ass"; on the other we have "I don't want my ass in jail." He could have taken off and led the cops on a high speed chase and gotten himself on TV. Instead, he sits there for an hour, politely waiting. He's such a creature of the system he even imagines he saved 100$ by so doing. The whole thing was avoidable. What idiot doesn't know that you have to come to a complete stop after exiting a parking lot so that you can get smashed by oncoming traffic?
I guess he did the right thing. Resist not evil and all that. The nutritious form of rice, btw, is brown, not white.