This is hilarious!
And, I might add, a reminder that in other parts of the country -- everywhere but Boston and probably New York, I'm guessing -- the cops WILL actually pull over a pedestrian for walking against the signal or out of the crosswalk.
I witnessed this happen to my brother and husband (then-boyfriend) in Washington, D.C. Imagine, for a moment, how nice it would be if Boston did that, too.
Seems that Boston slugger Manny Ramirez was leaving the ballpark, with headphones on trying to look inconspicuous and quickly get away from the crowds still leaving the stadium. He started to cross South Royal Brougham Way, against the signals of a traffic cop who was directing pedestrians. The police officer demanded that Ramirez open his wallet and show identification. He warned him that he could face a $500 fine and possible arrest for disobeying a police officer.