Monday, January 21, 2008

The opposite of the intended

Police are supposed to uphold the law. Their chosen profession also means that they are working to keep others from violating those same laws. A couple of police officers near Berlin accidentally ended up helping thieves get away with a larger score.

The thieves stole an unmarked squad car. Because the cops had left it running with the keys in the ignition.

This whole thing happened after a high-speed chase, and, when the criminals crashed their car and started running, the police decided to follow suit. Unfortunately, in a move that can only be described as "Oops", the officers left their car running, and quickly found themselves the victims of grand theft auto.

Of course, if only there had been some sort of remote start or keyless entry system, this whole thing might have been avoided. Heck, if either of the cops had thought to turn the car off and grab the keys, this would have been avoided. But it's not like crooks win every time.

Sometimes the money they grab turns out to be bread rolls, instead of bank rolls. But think of how many sandwiches they can make.

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