…because the guy seems “out of it.”
That is, until, they run the plates and realize it’s a stolen car, and “out of it” really means “a lying sack of shit.”
Context, people. It’s a bit like what we tell new people – decide what you want to do AFTER you have conducted a thorough examination and are reasonably certain what you’re going to do isn’t going to kill the patient.
“Soooo, we’re big cop supporters for obvious reasons, but why on Earth did you guys not run the plates before you got us out of bed?”
“Um, sorry guys.”