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Posted about 6 years ago

 

I'll start this list of dumb things you have had folks do.


I have had a number of people pull realistic looking water guns or replic type guns to threaten me. When I am on duty transporting High Value targets I can not arrest you. My only option is to terminate. So I have to use extreme discretion, but the toys still get pulled by dumb A@@es.


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I hate it when people run for no reason. I always assume there's a reason and if I catch them they better come up with a DAMN good excuse. I hate running! Where's a good K9 when you need it? I want a Patrol Possum or something to do the chasing.


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I work with money, both cash and coin, and really get tired of people asking, "Do you have any extra" or "Are you giving out any free samples."  Seems that I can't go a day without hearing one of them or something similar.  I either don't reply al all or tell them that I have some hot lead for em.  They think about it for a sec and then walk away.


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jstacey928 says ...



I work with money, both cash and coin, and really get tired of people asking, "Do you have any extra" or "Are you giving out any free samples."  Seems that I can't go a day without hearing one of them or something similar.  I either don't reply al all or tell them that I have some hot lead for em.  They think about it for a sec and then walk away.



How about "I didn't do it!" I hate that line and I'm not even a cop. I had to stop into Auto Zone to pick up some spark plugs for my bike on my way home from work last week. One of the douches that works there put his hands up in the air and said "I didn't do it, I've been here all day, Officer!" My first instinct was to nail him in the kidneys, but I just looked at my watch and said "Well, you've only been open for 35 minutes, so where were you two hours ago?" He just stared at me and didn't come up with the smartass answer I was waiting for like "I was with your mom!" or something. (Sigh)


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jstacey928 says ...



I work with money, both cash and coin, and really get tired of people asking, "Do you have any extra" or "Are you giving out any free samples."  Seems that I can't go a day without hearing one of them or something similar.  I either don't reply al all or tell them that I have some hot lead for em.  They think about it for a sec and then walk away.



How about "I didn't do it!" I hate that line and I'm not even a cop. I had to stop into Auto Zone to pick up some spark plugs for my bike on my way home from work last week. One of the douches that works there put his hands up in the air and said "I didn't do it, I've been here all day, Officer!" My first instinct was to nail him in the kidneys, but I just looked at my watch and said "Well, you've only been open for 35 minutes, so where were you two hours ago?" He just stared at me and didn't come up with the smartass answer I was waiting for like "I was with your mom!" or something. (Sigh)



Yeah I get that one too.  I have the same initial thought about causing bodily pain, but then I remember that there are other witnesses around and I would have a lot of explaining to do.


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lynettesman says ...



I'll start this list of dumb things you have had folks do.


I have had a number of people pull realistic looking water guns or replic type guns to threaten me. When I am on duty transporting High Value targets I can not arrest you. My only option is to terminate. So I have to use extreme discretion, but the toys still get pulled by dumb A@@es.



Aleks, I am not in security, so forgive my ignorance. What is a good general example of a 'high value target' that might justify termination?

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

A guy that walked up on post and tried to talk to my partner, then says "Hey, I know karate, wanna see something neat?"  and the guy backed up and did a round-house kick...way too close.  Partner (former Vietnam & Desert Storm Vet) caught his heel with his right hand and pushed it up hard. Guy whacked his head on the ground when the other leg flew out from under him.  Partner's reply, not breaking a sweat..."You dumbass, you don't ever try to kick or make a threating move at a security officer or any peace officer or fireman...get your a$$ off my property"!   We never saw him again. Funny thing, the guy looked like he was moving in slow motion, so probably meant no harm, but suspect he was one Fruitloop shy of a full bowl. You can't fix stupid.

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Working the casino one night, a fellow officer and I were escorting a loud drunk to the door so he could go sleep it off in his hotel room.  The clown opened the door, turned around and shouted some expletives at my partner and I then turned back around and stepped right into the edge of the door and knocked himself out cold.

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Had a crackhead troublemaker (pardon the redundancy) who hung around the Motel6 where I was posted. He'd been given a CT warning but still snuck back now and again. I'd seen him sneaking around but hadn't been able to bust him. One night the front desk got a call about an altercation in the parking lot. My (supposed) partner and I went to check and found the aforesaid crackhead and a paying guest arguing. Just as we were about to come into view the crackhead shouted, "I'm gonna get my gun and KILL YOU!" He reached in the car he'd just got out of and pulled out...wait for it...a set of channel lock pliers. When the other guy saw those he went of on the crackhead. Beat him like a drum, he had a very lumpy face when it was over, and it only took about six seconds. Classic.


 


On second thought, that was the second-dumbest move. Here's the rest of the story: I cuffed the crackhead, took him a few feet away, sat him on the curb and told him he was under arrest for Criminal Trespass. When the cops arrived we, (supposed) partner and I, told them what we'd seen and I asked them to take custody of the crackhead and put their cuffs on him so I could have mine. They left him on the curb and he decided to get up and try to walk away. My (supposed) partner got hold of him but was having trouble so I walked over, got crackhead by the arms from behind, and began walking him toward the uniform car. He started to lunge about so I tripped his feet out from under him and laid him on the sidewalk. That's laid him down, not slammed, dropped, or anything else. There were about fifty witnesses standing around and even if I did want to beat the guy up, which I didn't give enough of a damn about him to do, I've got more sense than to do it in front of witnesses. Crackhead started screaming and thrashing around and a rookie cop ran over, stuck his finger in my face, and shouted, "Leave him alone!" I started to say "I'm not bothering him." but Fuzznuts The Rookie interrupted and said, "Stop hitting him and go inside." I went because I didn't want to argue with Fuzznuts, and  the night manager was there to see to the motel's interests. I sat inside and started generating the paperwork for the incident. A few minutes later I heard an ambulance siren coming near and stop, close but not on the property. A little after that my (supposed) partner (and now you'll learn why I keep calling him "supposed") brought me my cuffs and a message from a Lieutenant on the local PD, to wit, "Don't hit people who are handcuffed."


The crackhead had told the cops I was the one who beat him up. They didn't bother to check with any of the fifty or so paying guests who'd seen the fight, nor did my (supposed) partner speak up on my behalf. They took my cuffs off him, called an ambulance for him, and even let him call his wife on one of their cellphones to tell her he was going to hospital. Their entire action was the dumbest move I ever saw on the job.


I think my reaction to being informed of the LT's message is better imagined than described. After I calmed down I was about to call the department to try to get the LT to come back to the motel for a little chat when, thankfully for my health and criminal record, an FTO from the department who knew me came by, to ask me about the story when he heard it from another officer, and talked me out of making the call . He told me that that LT was a political animal, not a street cop, that his actions and attitude were par for the course for him, and all I'd do was make trouble for myself. So I didn't make the call, but I did go to IA on my next off day and file a complaint. I never heard any more about it from the department. The crackhead either didn't come back in the three months or so longer I was posted there, or he had sense enough to make sure I didn't see him if he did come back.

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When on post a man came up to me and my partner and told us that he had found he stolen bike and that it was sitting on one of the bike rakes on the property...so we decided to stake out the bike rake and wait for the person to come back to the bike...sure enough a man came out and grabbed the bike that was supposedly stolen...so we stop the man and asked him to wait for a police officer to arrive because the victim wanted the officer to investigate the stolen bike and if it was stolen he was going to press charges...once we told him that... he did a running start jumped on the bike and tryed to get away..when me and my partner were chasing this guy on the bike he wasent looking where he was going cause he kept looking back at us chasing him...he ran straight into one of those parking blocks in the parking lot and flipped over the bike and face first into the ground...he was out cold...we applied first aid to the guy and was cracking up...after the investigation the officer found out the bike was stolen thanks to the serial number...

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

You know it's sad to say that sometimes it is your own people...I was just starting out and was assigned to a greenhouse. It had some break-ins and flooding from the watering system. The "Officer" that was orienting me to the property and I were walking through the greenhouse and he was talking to me telling me what we are supposed to be doing. Because I'm "new" he thinks he should explain what a Security Officer is and should do. He says, "Do you know what the most people forget to do?" I repleid, "No, but I'm sure you are going to tell me." All of a sudden he stops and shouts, "Who's there?!" then shines his flashlight up at the ceiling. "Most people forget to look up!" It's a greenhouse! The ceiling is GLASS.
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A few months later they had assigned a new Officer to train. She had no experience. We were at the High School for the Prom. Main goal...Anyone drinking is turned away. One guy and his date come along after he has burned rubber in the parking lot and he was obviously drinking, not her, just him. We turn him away, he's PO'd, she's upset. We notify local PD. Next thing we get a call on the radio to check out the back of the school because a neighbor saw someone going in a window. PD was on sight by this time. We approach and he looks like he is going to run, sure enough. She and I take off after him, the other Officers are pulling the girl out of the building. We start calling on our radio what happened and which direction he is going. The PD could monitor our transmissions and they take off in their cars. We are ALL searching for this guy around shrubs at a house close by when he takes off again. We call the direction and just as we get to the side of the house we see him look back at us. In the meantime PD is coming around the corner of the house from the other direction and just CLOTHESLINES him. It was priceless!!!!!

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some of you people need to get over yourselves.

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some of you people need to get over yourselves.


 


 


 



Well just gosh! Thanks for contributing your scintillating insight. Are you sure you can spare it?

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 My favorite dumb move? Hmmm... I was using the mall maintenance truck as a 3rd patrol vehicle on Friday and Saturday nights. I had a guy walk into a hair salon and ask to use the bathroom, steal the girl's wallet and she confronted him outside. He started to run from me as fast as he could go and I coasted alongside him at like.. 10-15 mph. I'm shouting, "Dude, this is embarrassing! Just stop and wait for the police and that's when he gave it his all.. jumping the curb heading for the sidewalk off property. Unfortunately, in order for that to happen he jumped in the retention area which was 35 feet straight down. Ever see the first Matrix movie when Neo was trying to learn how to building jump? 

Yeah.. it looked like that.

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LMAO that was funny.


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