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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:40 PM
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Oh man, I'd hate to be these guys!
About an hour ago I was changing the fuel filter in my car when I heard a huge screech and bang coming from Hope Mills Road. Nothing unusual, I hear lots of screeches and bangs coming from there--it is not a safe road.

I looked down the road and saw a cop car sitting there with its lights flashing. "Damn, the cops got to that one quick!"

Then I looked closer..."damn, the cops were IN that one!"

So I walked over to HM road. Turns out that a real young-looking member of Fayetteville's Finest was hauling ass down Hope Mills Road--the cops around here typically go 60 in a 45--and some guy driving a truck full of asphalt slowed down to turn down my road. Naturally, the poor cop freaked out and made a quick evasive maneuver. When he evaded, there was a van sitting in the turn lane trying to turn down my road, and the cop nailed the van so hard it turned it completely around. It fired the airbags in the cop car, wrapped the radiator around the front of the engine, folded the hood in half, and knocked at least two of the tires on the van off the rims.

Right now there's a fire engine, the crime scene investigator, two ambulances, probably a dozen patrol cars including a couple sheriff's cars and a state trooper, Sheriff Butler, the chief of police, two rollbacks, a couple of trucks from the heating & AC company who owns the van the cop flattened (one of the HVAC trucks is labeled "rapid response vehicle"), two cop motorcycles...it looks like a Police Convention down there. The only thing that's missing is a donut truck.

Hopefully this will get the cops to slow their asses down. Ain't no reason this had to happen.
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toey Donating Member (568 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:44 PM
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1. I got rear-ended by a cop once.
He had pulled me over and forgot to put his car in park...what a jackass
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:50 PM
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4. One of my wife's friends got t-boned by a Fort Bragg MP
She's got a job that requires a lot of travel, and one day a bout three weeks after 9/11 she was driving near post and a Fort Bragg MP doing about 60MPH in a Humvee just nailed her.

The speed limit out there is 45 for Humvees, so she got completely reimbursed by the government.

Sad thing was, the first time she went to file a claim the guy actually asked her if she realized the nation had just been attacked and that our soldiers might be distracted because of that. She looked right at the guy and asked him if he realized that the MP was doing 15 MPH over the speed limit and plowed right into a bright-red car in the middle of the day. And the woman's a Republican!
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:45 PM
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2. Ouch. Is that guy still a "credit to the force"?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:46 PM
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3. someone go remind them to respond to the emergency he was
hauling ass to get to the first place, unless they brought the donuts with them :eyes:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:51 PM
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5. Emergency my ass, that's how they drive on routine patrol!
The cops around here drive with their foot on the floor as a matter of routine.
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