I am trying to find a clear and accurate set of Tresspassing laws for Pennsylvania.
I just had a brush with a very rude cop about an hour ago. My girlfriend and I were at our friends house all night, it was quite boring so we decided to go for a drive. We were driving for a while and I started to get kind of tired, so rather than drive tired I pulled into my old middle school parking lot (there are no "no trespassing" signs posted anywhere on the school grounds mind you). We just sat in the car, listened to some music and talked for a few hours. I noticed it was getting quite late so I decided to get back on the road. As I was pulling out of the parking lot I noticed a car slowly creeping down the road. I didnt think anything of it and just started driving. The car caught up to me so I turned off onto a side street thinking it might have been a drunk driver behind me. The car followed me and I then thought it could be a cop. I made sure I was doing 25mph and to come to a complete stop at all stop signs and all that good stuff. Eventually he flipped on his lights and pulled me over. When he came up to the window he asked me what we were doing. I told him the exact same story as I just mentioned here. I then asked him if I had done anything wrong and he replied "trespassing". He told me I was parked on private property (at the school) and that I was in trouble. I told him that I honestly was unaware that parking in the lot was a problem and that I was sorry for any trouble. He gave me a bunch of attitude and threats, but didnt give me a ticket or anything, he just told me to get lost. I am really curious to find out if it really is illegal to park in a school parking lot (or any parking lot for that matter) after operational hours, or if this cop was just pulling me over for the hell of it.