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Officials Use NFL-Styled Van to Serve Warrants

Associated Press

November 11, 2010

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Two constables in western Pennsylvania decided driving around in a car resembling a police cruiser was preventing them from serving warrants. So, they decided to go black and gold.

Constables Hubie Coleman and Albert Younkin used a van decorated in Steelers colors and the team logo.

Coleman says they drove up to houses and honked the horn. People came out to see them because they were curious about the van. That’s when they served the court papers.

They also play the team’s fight song when transporting people to a district judge.

The constables borrowed the van from a car dealership. They tell the Daily Courier of Connellsville that they won’t use it again since their cover is blown, but they are looking for other unique ways to get their job done.


Information from: The Daily Courier, http://www.dailycourier.com

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    lkdavis71

    over 3 years ago

    1066 Comments

    Great work!

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    aussie4

    over 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    One has to be smart when dealing with the bad guys who have all the time in the world to think of how to outsmart the good guys.

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    DocThomas

    over 3 years ago

    2122 Comments

    Clever thinking & Strong work by the Constables = A JOB WELL DONE!

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Outstanding.

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    corylovesandrea

    over 3 years ago

    6226 Comments

    Very good idea. Always have to be one step ahead.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Now that's thinking outside the box.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50452 Comments

    Video would have been great to put on here.

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    bstites

    over 3 years ago

    1028 Comments

    hahahahahaha

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    alexy

    over 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    "They are targets for retaliation"......bet they go try and jump Polamalu

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Sweet!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I have reservations about this tactic. For the same reason we don't use school buses and fire trucks as undercover vehicles to sneak up on bad guys. It is a safety issue for the school kids and fireman later. They are targets for retaliation.

    I would hate to be the person that bought the van later from the car lot and be the victim of retaliation gunfire at a stoplight by some of the turds that went to jail in it.

    Bad idea

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Perfect.................

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    BRKPD143

    over 3 years ago

    382 Comments

    Nice!

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    quattroA4

    over 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    This is really funny, I wish there was a picture though.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    I like the Limo Service: J. L. THYME Limo. (Jail Time). A lot of jerks got right in for the free ride and winning a phony contest.

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