In this digital age, nothing stays a secret for long. Every event, whether it's heartwarming or heartbreaking, is recorded for posterity.
One kind of event that has been recorded over and over is that of police activity. Good or bad, bystanders automatically reach for their phone in order to record the order of events exactly as they happened. These bystanders also get as close as they can.
However, in Arizona, that's not allowed anymore and people are NOT happy.
Redditor Wizard_Elon_3003 asked:
"Arizona just made it illegal to record police officers closer than 8 feet. What are your thoughts on this?"
Many people think this rule is absolutely ridiculous and will have severe ramifications for people trying to do the right thing.
What Happened To Protect and Serve?
"The fact that recording them is illegal under conditions, make me feel more threathened than protected."
And The Point Is What Exactly?
"So what is this law intended to accomplish? To prevent people from interfering with police business by getting in their face to film? That's already against the law!"
"Which leaves the "filming" part that they're trying to stop. Which the supreme court has already ruled is okay."
"In practical terms, this law can only be abused. It serves no legitimate purpose."
"Imagine this scenario: I am parked in a parking lot and pull out my phone to open my shopping list before going inside the store. I hear yelling and see a police office arguing very loudly with someone. Despite that the someone is just yelling and not otherwise making any aggressive moves the officer seems to be getting more and more agitated and aggressive.
"Fearing the officer will unnecessarily violently escalate I step out of my car (but not away from it) to get a better view and start recording."
"The person the cop is arguing with points at me and says "See, even this random person thinks you're being too aggressive!""
"The cop turns, shouts at me to stop filming. I don't say anything, I just continue filming. He has no right to demand that I stop filming. We are both in a public space and the supreme court has ruled that I am perfectly within my rights."
"The cop charges over and the moment he gets within 95 inches of me... I'm a criminal. For the crime of standing still while doing something which is legal. Not just legal, but a constitutionally protected activity."
"That's the point of the law. To turn bystanders attempting document potential police misbehavior into criminals."
Some people pointed out the benefits or necessities of recording, and how this law will negatively impact society as a whole.
No More Recording
"It's obvious the cops will exploit this to prevent themselves from being recorded whenever they can."
Just Too Far
"Keep in mind, this law would have made filming George Floyd’s murder a crime. 8 feet is also too far away to make out a badge number."
Filming Is The Way To Go
"IMO it should be legal to record any public employee while they work. What was the official justification for this?"
"I will say I think 99% of police are good people doing a hard job professionally 99% of the time and I don't think they deserve the amount of hate they get. But boy oh boy does that remaining 1% do a lot of harm."
Others think 8 feet is reasonable and is a lot closer than people think.
Filming Is Within The Rules
"8 feet is perfectly fine for any phone-cam to record what's going on. At least this way they firmly indicate that filming IS in fact allowed."
"Seems like a perfectly fine allowance. If you are a cop wrastling a guy down on the ground you don't want any of his friends any closer than that and have to worry about that other person too."
Remember Your Safety
"If you were trying to get closer than 8 feet before this, than you’re a f*cking idiot."
I Would Like To Make The Rules
"8 feet is reasonable as a bystander. But if an officer approached me less than 8 feet I should still have a right to record him."
"So if I’m in a traffic stop- I’m gonna have to let the officer immediately know I intend to film so he needs to conduct the traffic stop from 8 feet away then or allow me to set up my camera 8 feet away."
Close Enough Is Good Enough
"8 feet is close enough to film literally anything. But like, It's not a big deal IMO. Could have cascading effects later tho."
Some people think bringing the law to light may be a good thing, or are at least undecided.
Don't Do Anything You Don't Want Seen
"Sounds like something to deter police wrongdoings being recorded, and I'm saying this as someone who supports police."
The Good, The Bad, The Neutral
"Couple of abstract thoughts. I actually live in AZ so fairly surprised to hear this."
"1. Benefit of the doubt: prevents the masses from identifying specific officers if anything goes viral online. Based off the last few years I'd be fearful of my face showing up online especially in a less than favorable light."
"2. Pessimistic side: yeah its probably because they don't want people recording every cop they see for 'potential evidence' even though it would increase transparency."
"3. I'm undecided if this actually helps or hurts more. The past several years have shown sh*t blows up fast but the videos that end up online start seconds before sh*t hits the fan. I wish they started at the beginning so you could see the circumstances leading up to whatever incident. Those videos are often only released months after and by then the damage has been done."
"Honestly I'm thinking it's a good thing in some ways and a bad thing in others.. alot of people have started recording the police more recently since the big blm movement, which isn't a bad thing, but some people are ignorant and just act rude and dickish about it unnecessarily there's no reason for it, and of course the bad is some cops with abuse this new law and milk it for all its worth. The other thing I don't get is making their jobs a pain in the @ss.. they've asked for ID give them your damn ID instead of getting into a situation where the problem won't be resolved for 50 mins give them your ID and be done with it in 10. Just rude and a stupid"
Ultimately, however, people oppose this law.
The Worst Kind Of Law
"Another step in the direction of not insisting on police accountability. There's no reason to have a law like this passed."
Should Be Illegal In And Of Itself
"It is fascist and concerning, to say the least."
"It is unconstitutional"
Everything Will Get Worse
"police brutality is already an issue, creating laws against recording it is worse. You can't try something really without proof? and also, it's SUPPOSED to be legal to record cops, in case they do any shady sh*t."
"Obviously they have sh*t to hide and want to get away with it"
We all know we've had serious problems when it comes to police brutality, and that filming these events have helped serve at least the smallest amount of justice.
Will this law erase all of the progress we've made?
Cop Gets Locked In Bathroom At Police Station, And His Colleagues Have To Use A Battering Ram To Get Him Out
This hilarious video shows the moment a cop needed armed colleagues with a battering ram to break him out – of a locked station toilet.
The funny footage shows a cop being busted out of the bathroom with the heavy-duty ram after getting stuck.
The huge red enforcer - dubbed the big red key - is normally used to smash down the doors of hardened criminals.
The 30-second clip opens with an officer from an unidentified force striding into the toilet with the 35lb battering ram over his shoulder.
UK Cop Humour / SWNS.com
He then checks that his colleague is not behind the door, asking:
"Are your trousers up or what - are you ready to go?"
UK Cop Humour / SWNS.com
Given the go-ahead, the officer easily breaks into the bathroom with just one swing and frees the trapped man.
UK Cop Humour / SWNS.com
He then emerges to the laughter and cheers of his assembled colleagues - and appears to look a bit sheepish.
UK Cop Humour / SWNS.com
The video was filmed earlier this month.
The owner did not want to reveal which force was involved.
"What is the cake fine for getting yourself locked in the bathroom and having to be saved by Firearms?"
Being a cop is one of the most dangerous jobs one can hold. Everyday on duty is a gamble with your life but that doesn't mean some comedy can't come along with it. The things people will do when they are trying escape the audience of the boys and girls in blue can be shocking.
Redditor u/boiledcarrot wanted all the officers of the law out there to give us a chuckle by asking.... Cops of Reddit, what was the funniest thing you've seen someone do because they noticed you?
My nephew when he was like 7 used to always drop to his shoes and quickly tie them whenever he saw me. Apparently my sister in law told him that it's illegal to have your shoes untied. brittkay83
I was at a traffic light, waiting to cross and I saw this lady with her young son across the street. The kid was running around yelling and generally not listening to his mum.
As I crossed the street I heard the mother say "IF YOU DON'T BEHAVE I'LL ASK THE POLICE UNCLE (Uncle?? Lady, i'm like 23.) TO CATCH YOU. Look! He's here already!"
Kid stops dead in his tracks, looks at me, wordlessly bursts into tears and starts hugging his mother's leg.
Mother gives me an apologetic smile. I'm trying not to giggle as I walk on. fuyuame
My dad and I both work for the same PD, this is his story not mine. The shift before he had a guy detained for misdemeanor warrants or something. Some junkie comes walking down the road, sees the flashing lights and a cop next to a open back door.
He empties his pockets dumping a pipe, needles, and 5 grams of meth on the hood of his patrol car. He then spreads his legs and puts his hands on the car. My dad was shocked, let the other guy in the back go and took in the guy who just handed over his meth. Apparently not sleeping for 3 days makes you paranoid. Birdyy2
One day I was headed to my station at the end of shift (meaning I stare straight ahead and avoid getting any paperwork to make me stay late) I happened to be behind the same car for maybe 2 miles on the same road. We're sitting at a red light and out of nowhere this dude runs it.
Everyone at the intersection looks at me so of course I stop the dude. Make contact and he can barely hand me his license he's shaking so bad from being nervous. Ask why he's so scared and he says he saw me behind him and he's on diversion... For running a red light. Also ends up having weed in the car. brentpepe
Where I work it is illegal to walk around in public with open liquor. At the time I was on patrol and driving a Crown Vic. As I was going down the street a guy must have thought I was a taxi cab and he tried hailing me with an open can of beer. Once he realized I was a police officer he looked just like Ralphy from a Christmas Story. "Oh fuuudddgggeee." I was laughing so hard I didn't have the heart to give him a ticket. One-Eyed-Willies
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This question reminds me of an experience I had as a kid. My friend (who was black, probably plays a role into how things panned out) was interested in becoming a DJ so he invested a lot of money into amps, turntables, subwoofers, etc. He used the same equipment in his car as he did with his turntables, and just powered them off a 12v power supply when using them outside his car. Well we're sitting in his back yard, and he's messing around with the turntables, when a cop car just pulls up all slow.
The back yard was separated from the alley by just a chain link fence. The cop in a suspicious voice says "Hey, do you have a receipt for all that equipment?" and without missing a beat my friend claps back with "Do you have a receipt for those shoes you're wearing?" And the cop just kind of nods as if to say "fair enough" and gets back in the car and leaves. m31td0wn
One time we had a shirtless man enter the lobby of the jail yelling he was a DEA agent. We was demanding that we release two inmates to him (his girlfriend and friend). After he was in cuffs it turned out the two people he was after had already been released the day before. When we ran his name, he had a felony warrant for impersonating a peace officer. :) Joe21821
I'm not an officer, but one lovely summer day in downtown Seattle, my children and me were wandering around at Pike Place Market, riding the monorail, etc. They were roughly four and five at the time.
A street artist had made my daughter a balloon "crown" with a big flower poking out the top. She was wearing it on her head when we passed by an alley and it blew off into the street. It exploded piece by piece, with each piece echoing down the street like a gunshot.
Two street officers and two mounted officers (on horses) were there in the blink of an eye. They saw the balloon parts, and realized what had happened. My daughter was crying, the officers were shaken but laughing, and this, being Seattle,(Latte Land) prompted one officer to say that we owed them all a coffee.
My daughter was sad to lose her "hat", but the mounted officers let my children pet the horses, so everything worked out fine. Ghost_of_a_Black_Cat
I frequent a tavern in my city. A cop stops by every now and then for dinner to go and chills in his squad car for a couple minutes waiting for staff to walk the food out since he doesn't want to make patrons nervous. I was out smoking and there he is patiently waiting out back. Another patron walks out and stops dead in his tracks when he sees the idling cop car. He stares for a couple seconds, spins around and walks back inside. Had me dying for a minute. C3P_Yo
I had a friend who proceeded to do pushups in the middle of the street. We probably looked like a bunch of kids just playing soccer. But then big brain decided to workout on the road. It was hilarious though because the cop was his uncle or something. Azarken
Reading these, I can't help but notice myself holding things, or carrying them in my backpack, and REALLY hoping I don't get arrested and have all my belongings put in separate bags and saved forever.
Plenty of people did get caught, though. And they got caught with really weird stuff.
But nearly as strange as the items themselves are the absurd means police officers have to use to save them in the evidence room. Not everything fits in a zip lock bag. Actually, most things certainly do not.
At Least it's Got FM
A dash for an early 90s Honda Civic. It wasn't bagged. It was brought in as is.
"Drive Slow, Those are Antiques"
Im not a cop but me and a friend got caught with 3 bongs in his car once. One was about 6in one was about a foot tall and the 3rd was about 4 feet tall. The biggest one they put in a bag, then put a bag over the top and it still had about a foot in the middle uncovered. Was quite comical to see them lined up on the trunk.
A Feat of Engineering
Definitely the improv spear from last week. Guy shanked his brother in law with a kitchen knife duct taped to a 1.5 metre long wooden pole... which also had razorblades embedded in it, cuz why notGiphy
Here's Hoping it Didn't Have a Bad Wheel
Shopping cart overfilled with items. Trash bagged the top to keep items in place, On night shift, late at night had trainee hold onto cart out of the passenger window and slow rolled to department, swapped between that and him pushing it while I followed behind him both with back emergency lights on.Giphy
I was an evidence clerk for a few years. Each morning, myself and the evidence officer would go though the night's submissions to enter them in the computer with their matching case number.
He picked up one item, opened it up, and immediately jumped out of his chair screaming. I jumped up and ran, too. When an officer runs, run!
He was super angry, and went stomping down the hall to the sergeant's office. I tagged along and learned that item was a large sex toy - recovered from inside a male arrestee. That man had apparently been driving along, when he was stopped for an infraction. He was acting nervous, so the arresting officer had him exit the vehicle for a search. This item was discovered protruding from his backside.
A Slight Privacy Breach
There were the weirdly sticky love crayon artworks a 15 year old made for her 25 year old boyfriend
Going Out With a Bang
I think my colleague recently came across someone who had stole all the xmas chocolate from local supermarkets and there were tubs upon tubs of roses and quality street chocs it literally filled the evidence room.Giphy
No Problem at All
I sent a massive statue for fingerprinting in its custom packing crate, it was easy; we just needed forklift and truck ... and plenty of help.
"Excuse Me, Sergeant, But Where is the Stable?"
I've always found the hardest thing to take as evidence is living animals; I have had horses on two occasions.Giphy
processed mock crime scene as part of a college course, found and bagged a used condom that was not planted there by the course's teaching assistants
We do not give our friends in blue enough credit. They face situations we can only try NOT to dream of. Danger lurks in every second, every second of their shifts. And Lord do they have some stories of survival to tell. Being a police officer is a whirlwind of crazy. And we need to know more.
Redditor u/Yokeyoyo wanted to hear from all the brothers and sisters in blue by asking.... Police Officers of Reddit, what's the craziest situation you've been in?
A guy on a sports team I play in is a drug squad cop and told us the following story. They had staked out a meth lab house for awhile and surveilled the house with pinhole cameras for some time. They'd noticed that the occupants were becoming increasingly erratic, someone senior suggested it was due to them not replacing the filters in their protective masks.
Anyway, at some stage they decide it's time to go in, so tactical enter and grab all the guys and clear the rooms. Then a chemical team go in to make sure everything is safe. Eventually my mate and his team go in to collect evidence with a few young uniforms to help.
The house is a bit of a shambles but nothing too unexpected, until one of the uniforms picks up a large rubber dildo and starts playing around with it in front of everybody. The senior then tells him: you know that while reviewing all the footage on this place we never saw any women entering or leaving this house... And why are you the only one not wearing gloves? bPhrea
Not a cop, but a cop friend of mind in SE Washington, DC. He got a domestic disturbance call and arrived to a calm scene. The husband explained he and his wife had been arguing, and that she had gone over the top, but they were both fine now. The wife confirmed the story, but stated she didn't want the husband back in the house that night. My friend asked if the husband had a place to go, and he agreed to go to his mother's house for the night.
The husband left, then my friend and his partner left soon after. About an hour later, they get a call back to the same house. When they get there, the husband is in the kitchen dead. The wife explains that right after the police left, her husband came back and resumed arguing with her. He got in her face and she stabbed in the neck with a chicken bone, hitting his carotid artery. abbrollher
On a hot midnight in The Bronx about 330 am......
On a hot midnight in The Bronx about 330 am got a burg call. Me and my partner found it strange when central gave us the address because it was a funeral home. We arrive on scene of this brownstone building and immediately see the basement lights are on. We look at each other and say "no way ... someone actually broke in here????" So we enter through what is an open door and begin to clear each room of the funeral home/ house. When we reach the basement and open what is a brightly lit body prep storage and prep room we are immediately confronted with several bodies on tables covered in different stages of undress with bed sheets on them.
Our attention is drawn to a very startled naked man holding playing cards . I look at him and simply say "What the heck and who the heck are you?? He looks at me and my partner and nervously responds ... "I'm the Mortician" .... wait .... "Who are you?? And what the heck are you doing??? "I'm the mortician and I'm working and playing cards " "Playing cards ??? My partner says ... "Yeah cards ...see????"... holding his hands out displaying the deck of cards.
I look around and see each of the 4-5 bodies have their own hands dealt to them ...
We asked for His ID .... verified he belonged there and proceeded to leave with a queasy feeling laughing out butts off.
My partner looks at me and says how should we mark this job.... ????
Best job in the world..... I miss the clowns but not the circus. nforcr
Not a police officer, but I know one.
I'm sure he has a million stories, but my favorite that he's told me was the time he was called to a local Mexican restaurant. When he arrived, he was directed to a Cadillac in the parking lot that was a rockin', if you get my drift.
He knocks on the window, and a butt naked 80 year old woman gets out, pissed off that someone interrupted her getting laid. Her 80 year old husband was laying naked in the vehicle still.
This old woman stood outside of her vehicle, completely naked, for a solid 5 minutes, arguing w my friend about how she should be able to get laid whenever she wants.
There was more to the story of course, but as I'm not the first hand story teller, I can't do the story the proper justice it deserves.
He didn't arrest them, even though she stood naked outside for 5 minutes, so she got off easy (pun intended). alwaysmyfault
Still with me....
I babysat for a cop (2 toddler daughters)(10/10 kids, cute and very affectionate) and he told me of one story where he was called to this old lady's home. When they got there they found her husbands rotting body under a pile of newspapers. So apparently the lady had really bad dementia and had thought the husband was a robber and hit him in the back of the head with a rolling pin.
The poor dementia lady went back to bed and he was dead in the morning. She didn't know what to do, so she covered his body with newspapers and somehow managed to survive on her own for a few days. A neighbor started to worry and came to check up on them. The neighbor was the one to call the police. That story haunted me for like a month. ratsoh
I just asked my dad, who was a cop for 30+ years.
He told me he pulled over a car full of "Woodchucks", older drunkards from a rural area in the Northeast area of the US. He was in his late 20's at the time, so in good shape compared to the drunks. I think there were 4. While my dad was processing the driver, he had him in the front seat of his car. Once the guy realized he was probably going to be arrested, he started ripping the radio and anything he could grab out of his car. He grabbed my dad and pulled him out of the passenger side of his vehicle and onto the ground.
My dad landed between this guy's legs and into some kind of leg-lock chokehold. The guy, during all this, has started to scream to his friends to get his gun and kill him. Once he has him in a leg-lock, he looks down and says "now I'm gonna kill you." before he starts to choke my dad with his legs. I guess backup showed up just in time, or had been there, the deputy at the time hit him in the head with a baton and sent him out. tenthplagueb
I went home and hugged my son.
Did a stop on a pretty obvious dope car. Driver is tweaking on meth. Passenger also tweaking and is a female that weighs 95 pounds while being 5'8 or so. She looked like a concentration camp victim. She's offering to provide oral services in exchange for her release. Obviously I decline.
Guy in the back appears to be asleep. I get his ID from the tweaking driver as my backup arrives. We get all 3 out, I can see needles all over the car. The guy in the back wakes up and gets out. Dispatch gives us returns, letting us know the back passenger is has a parole violation (he was released early from prison IYDK) for felon in possession of a firearm.
The dispatcher was supposed to warn us before giving the return out loud over the radio but didn't in this case. Old dude stands up and reaches in his waistband. I see this happening in slow motion and realize it's about to get real. My partner swings from around the other side of the vehicle where he was talking to one of the other suspects. I start to yell gun in time for my partner to straight up linebacker this dude, which we got into cuffs. Had a .45 in the waistband.
I went home and hugged my son, who was 1 at the time.
Edit: was out at a family function. I am about to start replying to all the messages. Thank you.
Second edit: I have a few more good ones if anyone cares to hear them. Also, I don't work patrol anymore. I'm a detective with my agency now.
67 Stitches In....
Not a cop, my dad was. Was backing up a situation where guy allegedly was shooting up on the street. When he came over, guy was arguing with the officer on scene, definitely not being aggressive in any way, or suspicious though. Long story short, the other two officers on scene got aggressive with him and grabbed him and slammed him multiple times into a car parked on the street and he had the get 67 stitches. My dad told the chief and ended up having to quit since everyone was pissed at him for doing so. madiison1461
I legitimately considered law enforcement as a career path, and regularly chat up officers in public or social situations. I used to ask questions like this.
A former Vegas officer told me a story about he and his partner going to break up a party with some expected underage alcohol and narcotics activity.
While there someone brought up an unusual van down the street. They went expecting more kids nonsense. It contained gang members waiting to kill someone leaving the party.
He was shot multiple times. Spent months in the hospital. His partner was murdered. Dead before EMT arrived.
I stopped asking after this answer. official_fox_news
Answered a disturbance call to find a drunk dude climbing in a car while his wife screamed at him. She smacked his windshield with a bat, destroying it as he peeled out. We followed him maybe .5 mile with the sirens and lights while he drove with his head out the window Ace Ventura style. Poor bastard didn't get his head back inside in time passing a UPS truck and his head pieces ended up on my windshield. SgtSavage110
Responded with my partner to a welfare check on an elderly gentleman. Knocked on the door, walked in and couldn't find him. Went to his garage and found him sound asleep behind the wheel. He tried to commit suicide by asphyxiation. Thing is, he only had a small amount of fuel and it was a new Civic. He was pissed when he woke up that I wasn't St Peter. Risin_bison
Showed up to a call once about a baby crying nonstop for hours and no sign of an adult being home. We went into the house and I followed the sound of the crying baby upstairs to find an 18 month old with her arms duct taped to her crib. I undid the duct tape and it was obvious this was not the first time it had happened. I brought the child downstairs and outside. The mom was walking up the sidewalk of the housing unit and flipped crazy on me.
I handed the child off to a patrol and cuffed her. It was the most satisfying clicking of handcuffs I had ever heard.
Edit: This happened when I was in the Army as an MP. The father of the child was deployed at the time. From what I heard, he was granted permission to return home and take custody of the child. They got a divorce and I believe he won custody. I don't know what happened to her as far as a sentencing or jail time. dogballtaster
Put it Back.Giphy
My dad friend who is a cop in NC told me that some teen tried to steal an electric shopping cart from Target with a ton of crap in it and tried to outrun the cops but the cart only went 5mph for like 25 meters then the battery died. The cop just asked him to push the cart back since it died and return the stolen items. Bigbadballer88
With an Axe.
Dad tells the story of a guy he knew who kept getting caught for writing bad checks. He was such a big guy he wouldn't fit in the police car so they would just meet him at the magistrate office and write him tickets. (I know, some trust) but a year or so after this kept happening, he got a call that there was a domestic dispute at the house. So they rush over there and he's got an axe in his hand sitting on the front porch all bloody.
They approach and tell him to put the axe down which he does and proceeded to tell them that his wife is in the bathtub, or at least her head is. But guy was completely open and cooperative, didn't run or anything. Asked if he could meet them at the magistrate office and dad was like yeah nah dawg you're gonna have to get in the car this time.
I was in shock....
While serving in South Korea, my team was on patrol in the local drinking village when we heard someone drunkenly singing the US national anthem. At a loss for where this individual was, we finally looked up and there he was.... tight rope walking on the ledge of a building 3 stories up. This is when precision of language is of vital importance...especially when dealing with a drunk. The sergeant on scene said, "Hey, come down here!" The drunkard said, "On my way!" And proceeded to step off.
Under the impression I was about to witness my first death, I was in shock. Through some bit of weird luck/science, he glanced the hood of a slightly misted Daewoo truck and slid down to the ground. We ran over to him and he said, "Hey guys, how's it going?" He had open fractures on both femurs and after some makeshift splinting and controlling the bleeding, he was transported to the nearest hospital. Soju is a hell of a thing. Reddit
"I'm not crazy!"Giphy
Definitely the time that an older, mentally ill woman tried to burn her house down because she believed that was the only way to disarm the atom bomb in her attic. I got her to walk with me to my car and get in the back by telling her it was the only place she'd be safe. When I got in and started driving, she started yelling that I couldn't take her to jail because she hadn't done anything wrong.
I calmly informed her that we were going to the hospital, which prompted even louder yelling of, "I'm not crazy!" I replied, "I don't think you're crazy." She screamed, "Then why are you taking me to the hospital?!" I told her, "Well, you were next to that atom bomb, right? We gotta get you checked for radiation poisoning." Her eyes got wide and she said, "Oh crap! I didn't think about that, you better hurry!"
For you Rookie.
First time my brother arrested someone was really funny. He and his training officer were working the graveyard shift and got a call for suspicious activity at a house. They arrive and the homeowner says they're is someone sneaking around his house that shouldn't be there. So they start looking around with their flashlights, grass is really overgrown in the backyard and my brother notice one of those Fisher Price kid's car (yellow & red plastic car) moving on its own. They found their guy, naked and high AF trying to hide under the kids toy and crawl away. Training officer says,"Well, he's your's rookie", had my brother cuff him (guy didn't want to go to jail and put up a naked fight) and take the guy to jail. j2142b
In a bunny suit....
Attended a structural fire in a downtown high rise. Was tasked with evacuating local residents in case the building collapsed.
Third house I went to, the guy answers in a full bunny suit with gas mask propped up in his head. English wasn't his first language, and as I was trying to communicate that he needed to evacuate, it became clear he was running a meth lab inside. Arrested Asian Walter White, and then had to sit in the shadow of the structure fire keeping eyes on the house while waiting for CLEAR (clandestine lab) team to show up.
In that time fire trucks basically surrounded my vehicle so I couldn't move it, even after CLEAR team moved in. Walter had his lawyer call in my pc, and it was about 10 hours before we could head back to cells. I've never had to pee so badly in my life. Philosorunner
Former PO, I'll try not to make this long: Early morning about 1 hour before I had to end my shift, dispatch said to go lights and sirens to an address. A pit bull was actively mauling an elderly woman. I get there and the woman is practically hanging on to life, blood all over the home. I tased the dog, twice before it responded. A K-9 unit had a muzzle and a strong leash. Dog was eventually put down, woman survived.
Second situation was an active shooter with officer down. It was a real crap show. Dude was off his rocker, shot at a fellow officer. This officer ended up retiring after this, but I and many others thought he was dead.
Third situation. I respond to domestic violence call, shootout with husband, he shoots me 3x and all 3 hit my vest. This was about 6 months after the second situation. I ended my police career after this. KingNebby
I know a guy, who was a cop in Texas when I was in middle school. He told me about this one time this woman called 911 because her house was haunted. He preceded to put handcuffs on an invisible "ghost" and acted like he was putting it in the police car. austingarrett