Tuesday, February 16, 2010

job security

image found here

When I am browsing cop blogs, posts entitled, "job security" are usually describing a funny story dealing with a not so bright criminal or civilian. A lot of these laughs I get come from Motor Cop's blog and his dealings with many of his traffic stops.

The other night, there was a report of some guys driving around launching water balloons at unsuspecting pedestrians. They would hit people with balloons and then flip them off and yell obscenities at them. HF assisted with the call. To make a long story short, they all have court dates now. HF noticed the bucket in one of their trucks full of water balloons and also noticed that these guys weren't the sharpest tools in the shed, so he whipped out his phone and asked if he could take pictures of the inside of their vehicle. They almost seemed flattered at his asking and happily said, "Sure!" So he got some photographic evidence for the report. Then a couple of the guys got excited when they saw him taking pictures and asked, "Is this going to be in the newspaper?" HF thought fast and said, "Uh, yeah! Maybe!" So they all huddled together and asked him to take pictures of them. With their arms around each other, they did different poses and everything, even throwing in some of their own signature "gang" signs. The other officers that were with HF were trying not to laugh as HF took pictures. HF is pretty good at convincing people. Pretty much anytime he asks someone if he can look in their car, etc., they almost always say yes. I think it's his good looks. They really get him places.

I love when he responds to stuff like this. It's my favorite. Sure beats the other kind of stuff.

9 comments:

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Great story! Is that one of the actual pictures he took for his report?

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Deputy's Wife said...

You definitely can't fix stupid. Thank the good Lord above for that!

April E. :) said...

Hey...I say if it takes the occasional dumb criminal to keep my Husby working...then so be it...especially because I LOVE the stories!! haha!

Slamdunk said...

The courts are filled with the dumb and/or unlucky law-breakers.

Simply Complicated said...

Yes love the stories that come with the job! Good thing too because it seems like I hear the good ones over... and over... and over... :-)

Cop Mama said...

Ha ha. Well, it's good that he can talk people into doing what he wants instead of having to fight with them. That's the best tool an officer can have.

So is that the actual picture?

Alison said...

I love these kind of stories as well. I think they enjoy it too, keeps the night moving along!

Jillian said...

Lol! Stuff like this adds a little bit of humor to all of the crap and darkness they see. Stupid people make it all worth while! Haha

mrs. fuzz said...

No, it's not his picture. I found it online. I forgot to add the image location. It's there now under the pic.