Shelton Young's early encounters with police were mostly positive. There was one exception, however. As a teenager, he had a 1955 Chevy, and sometimes he squealed the tires as he drove it down the street.
"I was like any other crazy teenager with a car," he said.
He also happened to drive in front of the house of then-chief of police, Robert Benningfield. When Benningfield heard the squealing, he came outside and signaled for Young to come over.
"It cost me $20 and I had to wash police cars one Saturday," Young said.