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We all have heard of stupid criminals and the acts of which they rein their hilarious crime upon us. There are numerous books written about their exploits, the Internet has internationally stupid crooks, and a couple of television shows are dedicated to our beloved criminals. One local radio station here in East Tennessee retells of crooks and their comedy from all through America’s borders. There is another comical aspect to “cops and robbers” that is virtually unknown to the general public and that is the stupid cop. The citizenry never learns of their fearless protector’s stupid acts, conversations with criminals and total stupidity when it comes to enforcing the law. However, we officers are notorious for spreading gossip amongst ourselves of our fellow brother’s stupid and sometimes funny antics.

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Lets share some of these stupid things that WE all do or know of.

I'll go first.

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After a violent 30 miles pursuit of wanted drug dealer and after he ran over a police officer standing next to an already stopped car, the pursuit ended into the blackest part of the woods deep inside Campbell County. Three officers followed the drug dealer in foot pursuit forgetting their flashlights behind.
One of the officers yells, “Here he is!”
All three of the cops dive onto him. If it was daylight or the moon vaguely shining through the trees and underbrush one could see that the three officers looked like a monkey wrestling a football. However, the way it was, one couldn’t see a hand in front of your face. The officers were screaming in pain of being punched and one yelled, “I gotta cuff on one arm.”
Another cop said, “Me too.” The struggle still continued.
One cop raised the suspect’s leg into the air screaming, “I’ll break your damn leg boy. Stop resisting.”
One cop yelled, “That’s my damn leg!”
“Oh, sorry.”
Then the 20,000-candle watt power of the Sergeant’s flashlight illuminated the arrest.
Two of the officers had a handcuff on each other’s hand and the other cop was semi-conscious from the punching he received from his brothers. No one ever said a word until now. My ribs were bruised and extremely sore for days after.

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An officer shared a story when I was at a class recently. He said he had stopped a drunk driver but it being close to the end of the shift and getting ready to start RDOs he didnt want to do the lengthy processing. He approached the driver confirmed he was too intoxicated to drive and could proivde no one to come and get him. He said to the driver its your lucky night I'm letting you go with a warning and told the driver he wanted his keys. The happy driver handed them over and the officer then threw a set of keys on to a low roof of an adjacent building. He told the driver where the keys were and when he was sober enough to get them he could drive home. The driver went happily to sleep. The officer approached his patrol car and attempted to unlock the car and found the keys didnt work and realized the patrol keys were on the roof of the building and he had keys to the drunks car.

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Okay, what do you considered STUPID? I think we all have done stupid things regardless of our titles....


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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I'm sure we have all locked ourselves out of a marked patrol car (with the lights on of course) holding a shotgun in our hands. I have. After that, I made sure that I had spare keys on me.

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richardweinblatt said:

I'm sure we have all locked ourselves out of a marked patrol car (with the lights on of course) holding a shotgun in our hands. I have. After that, I made sure that I had spare keys on me.

lol, I have seen some of you do this one...... Then to make it worst I have stop to ask the officer if they need assistants....


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CloverModerator said:

Okay, what do you considered STUPID? I think we all have done stupid things regardless of our titles....

Stupid. just stupid things we do

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I was on a ride-along with one of my buddies in San Jose. He started work at 5 PM. The first call was a report on 2 missing juveniles. Brothers who had not returned from school. After the report, he gives a description broadcast of the boys. The district sergeant asks to meet. He get the details and tells Roy during calls, check any abandoned homes on the beat, and just generally keep an eye on places where the kids might go. As the night progessed, everyone was getting a little nervous. They actually brought cadets out of the academy to help in the search. Parks, shopping centers etc. We went to eat at about 11 PM. We come out of the restaurant, and start driving. We are at Almaden & Alma, and we pull to the side of the road. OUT OF FUEL! Roy picks up the radio, "San Jose 66-34, I'll be 10-7 Almaden and Alma, police vehicle out of fuel". I have never heard so many mikes clicked in all my life. Then the parade of well wishers starts. Cars coming by, slowing down and jetting by. Roy called for a tow truck, and seconds later the sergeant cancels the tow. He pulls up and says, let's go, we'll go to the garage and get a gas can. Roy looks at me and says, "can you believe this guy"? They went and got the fuel, we went downtown and filled up, and all was well. I don't know if he ever lived that down. The kids were found in a shopping center on the other side of the city. How they got there nobody knows, but they were safe.

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CloverModerator said:

Okay, what do you considered STUPID? I think we all have done stupid things regardless of our titles....

The entire point of this thread is too show others that we are all just human. This being whether or not we do something stupid or chase holster sniffers. This is a topic in my other threads.

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I worked at a rural sheriff's department 6-7 years ago. At the time I started we had 5 road officers. A year or so later they hired a 6th road officer. He was working shifts opposite of me and using my patrol car until the department could get him a car. To make a long story short he wrecks my car forcing me to share a car with another deputy. I always carried a spare key in my wallet for obvious reasons.

A couple of weeks later on a Saturday morning, I respond to a disturbance call involving two of our local idiots, one of whom had left, promising the complaintant he was going home to get a gun. I pull up on scene and recognize the perp still there has a warrant. I arrest him, cuff him and put him in the rear seat, locking the car. It is in the middle of December and the car is running with the key in the ignition. Not a problem because I have a key to MY car in my wallet.

As soon as the car door shut, it clicks that I have a spare key to my car, not this car. Fortunately perp was able to get his hands(cuffed behind his back) around to his side far enough to roll his window down, and I was able to reach the lock swith on the front door with my baton. Just as I was unlocking the door a SGT from the Highway Patrol pulled up to assist. Fortunately he never told anyone. I could only imagine calling the sheriff to bring me a key because I was locked out.

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Dee dee dee


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I was on a ride-along with one of my buddies in San Jose. He started work at 5 PM. The first call was a report on 2 missing juveniles. Brothers who had not returned from school. After the report, he gives a description broadcast of the boys. The district sergeant asks to meet. He get the details and tells Roy during calls, check any abandoned homes on the beat, and just generally keep an eye on places where the kids might go. As the night progessed, everyone was getting a little nervous. They actually brought cadets out of the academy to help in the search. Parks, shopping centers etc. We went to eat at about 11 PM. We come out of the restaurant, and start driving. We are at Almaden & Alma, and we pull to the side of the road. OUT OF FUEL! Roy picks up the radio, "San Jose 66-34, I'll be 10-7 Almaden and Alma, police vehicle out of fuel". I have never heard so many mikes clicked in all my life. Then the parade of well wishers starts. Cars coming by, slowing down and jetting by. Roy called for a tow truck, and seconds later the sergeant cancels the tow. He pulls up and says, let's go, we'll go to the garage and get a gas can. Roy looks at me and says, "can you believe this guy"? They went and got the fuel, we went downtown and filled up, and all was well. I don't know if he ever lived that down. The kids were found in a shopping center on the other side of the city. How they got there nobody knows, but they were safe.

was the shopping center called westgate mall, or was it one of those private centers?

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about a year ago i went on a ride along with my friend from the local SO, and we got called to the apple computers headquarters in cupertino to write a stolen MACBOOK PRO report, so we get there, and jose gets out of the car while i was getting the maps off of my lap, and not a second later i hear a loud, THUMP! he tripped over a stair leading to the doors, he lost his balance and went face first into the door, i couldnt help but chuckle after i heard him say a few choice words. i shut the door to the car, run over and see if he is ok, and you could see his face all red, that wasnt from the door, he was super pi$$ed that he did that in front of not only me, but the guy we were going to take the report from. i still hekle him on that one. hehe

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Last December I responded to several wrecks on the I-10 and I-20 split. I had worked for the S.O. One day it snowed and ice formed on the highway, I got called out to assist DPS Troopers. Well, I was going from wreck to wreck, At one point the sand trucks were behind me and of course the backed up traffic. I got out of my car to check a vehicle. I slipped on the ice. Well, all the backed up traffic was passing by, they began to honk the horn. Some of them yelled way to go officer. Worse part about it, it was all recorded on my video camera.

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richardweinblatt said:

I'm sure we have all locked ourselves out of a marked patrol car (with the lights on of course) holding a shotgun in our hands. I have. After that, I made sure that I had spare keys on me.

On Christmas Day, 2005.

Thanks for bringing it up.

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I was on a ride-along with one of my buddies in San Jose. He started work at 5 PM. The first call was a report on 2 missing juveniles. Brothers who had not returned from school. After the report, he gives a description broadcast of the boys. The district sergeant asks to meet. He get the details and tells Roy during calls, check any abandoned homes on the beat, and just generally keep an eye on places where the kids might go. As the night progessed, everyone was getting a little nervous. They actually brought cadets out of the academy to help in the search. Parks, shopping centers etc. We went to eat at about 11 PM. We come out of the restaurant, and start driving. We are at Almaden & Alma, and we pull to the side of the road. OUT OF FUEL! Roy picks up the radio, "San Jose 66-34, I'll be 10-7 Almaden and Alma, police vehicle out of fuel". I have never heard so many mikes clicked in all my life. Then the parade of well wishers starts. Cars coming by, slowing down and jetting by. Roy called for a tow truck, and seconds later the sergeant cancels the tow. He pulls up and says, let's go, we'll go to the garage and get a gas can. Roy looks at me and says, "can you believe this guy"? They went and got the fuel, we went downtown and filled up, and all was well. I don't know if he ever lived that down. The kids were found in a shopping center on the other side of the city. How they got there nobody knows, but they were safe.


was the shopping center called westgate mall, or was it one of those private centers?


The kids were found at Westgate. Good Job, detective! LOL

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jims4 said:


I was on a ride-along with one of my buddies in San Jose. He started work at 5 PM. The first call was a report on 2 missing juveniles. Brothers who had not returned from school. After the report, he gives a description broadcast of the boys. The district sergeant asks to meet. He get the details and tells Roy during calls, check any abandoned homes on the beat, and just generally keep an eye on places where the kids might go. As the night progessed, everyone was getting a little nervous. They actually brought cadets out of the academy to help in the search. Parks, shopping centers etc. We went to eat at about 11 PM. We come out of the restaurant, and start driving. We are at Almaden & Alma, and we pull to the side of the road. OUT OF FUEL! Roy picks up the radio, "San Jose 66-34, I'll be 10-7 Almaden and Alma, police vehicle out of fuel". I have never heard so many mikes clicked in all my life. Then the parade of well wishers starts. Cars coming by, slowing down and jetting by. Roy called for a tow truck, and seconds later the sergeant cancels the tow. He pulls up and says, let's go, we'll go to the garage and get a gas can. Roy looks at me and says, "can you believe this guy"? They went and got the fuel, we went downtown and filled up, and all was well. I don't know if he ever lived that down. The kids were found in a shopping center on the other side of the city. How they got there nobody knows, but they were safe.


was the shopping center called westgate mall, or was it one of those private centers?



The kids were found at Westgate. Good Job, detective! LOL


I live right down the street from their, and there are numerous LEOs patrolling there, and by the local high school, because we have kids that ditch, do drugs, and a few kids even assaulted one of the on campus officers after he went to place them in cuffs. he made a full recovery, as for the kid, he wont graduate, he got arrested for not only being drunk in public, but also assault and battery on an officer. the kid served 2 months in juvie and was put on probation till he was 18. i think he should have gotten more than a slap on the wrist for that one.