(Stories taken from guy-sports.com)
We all know about how demanding and, at times, difficult being an officer of the law can be. Dealing with a client base that is usually not happy to see you would wear on most of us— and most of us don’t have to put on a police uniform prior to clocking in for the day or night. From traffic tickets to apprehending dangerous criminals, the job is never boring and certainly never lacking for interesting anecdotes.
But it’s not all seriousness. Every so often a cop is involved in a situation where laughter instead of yelling is the byproduct. Here are a few humorous stories straight from the Blue themselves.
The Messy Side of Robbery
A bank robber in Virginia Beach, Virginia, got a nasty surprise when a dye pack designed to mark stolen money exploded in his pants. The robber apparently stuffed the loot down the front of his trousers as he was leaving the scene.
A police spokesman said, ‘He was seen hopping and jumping around with an explosion taking place inside his pants.’ Police kept the man’s charred chinos as evidence against him.
The Eyes Have It
While investigating a purse snatching in Brunswick, Georgia, detectives picked up a man who fit the thief’s description and drove him back to the scene. He was told to exit the car and face the victim for an ID. The suspect dutifully eyed the victim, and blurted, ‘Yeah, that’s the woman I robbed.’
Laissez Les Burglary
In Thibodaux, Louisiana, a robber with a thick Cajun accent couldn’t get restaurant patrons to understand his demand for money. Frustrated, he whipped out his gun, but it wouldn’t fire. Grabbing the cash register, he ran but got only three feet before falling because the register was still plugged into the wall. He unplugged it and tried to escape again, but a diner knocked him down and called the police.
You Can’t Keep the Change
In Rhode Island, police were sure they had the right man when the suspect in a string of coin-machine thefts paid his $400 bail— with quarters.
You Don’t Know Me
Texas authorities, responding to a store robbery, seized a man who was fleeing sans clothing. He said he’d stripped after the robbery because he figured his clothes would make him identifiable.
In Virginia, a janitor went to great lengths to avoid being ID’d in a 7-11 robbery, using a ski mask and rental car for the occasion. But he also wore his work uniform, which said “Cedar Woods Apartments” and had his name, Dwayne, stitched across the front.
And finally, a popular joke from the Garda (Irish police force) over yonder in the Emerald Isle…
His antics were legendary. He gleefully exceeded the speed limit, receiving over 50 citations. Normally, the offender would either have their license revoked and/or spent a little time in the local jail after, say, 10 citations.
But Prawo Jazdy was different. He flaunted the law, not only breaking traffic laws but changing his identity after each offense, eluding authorities who were helpless to stop him. Until one day.
A Polish man happened to be in the station when he saw the notice alerting the Garda to this heinous hooligan. He read it and began laughing. When the cops asked why he was laughing, he explained that “Prawo Jazdy” is Polish for “driving license.”
But in all seriousness, police work as a whole is no laughing matter. We here at Behind the Blue are thankful and grateful for each officer’s sacrifice so that we may be safe in our daily lives.