Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Curiouser and curiouser

Police lead such interesting lives. Not only might they appear as one of the stars of "Cops" (and, more specifically, one of the stars that people don't immediately make fun of), but they get to deal with some of the more entertaining portions of society. Sure, it's not all fun and games when you're walking the thin blue line, but there are times when the job just has to get more worthwhile.

Take, for example, yet another new way to combat rising gas prices. Sure, we already discussed people using a drill to help steal the gas from neighbors. But what about a different kind of drilling? We only ask because police in Kentucky recently arrested a woman for trading sex for fuel. The arrest prompted a prosecutor to mention how sad it is for people to sell themselves for gas. Little does he realize that usually people sell themselves for drugs; gas just has a higher street value right now.

But that isn't even one of the weirdest arrests the police can make. How would you feel if you were called to a domestic disturbance situation, and arrived, wondering where the second person was? Even more bizarre, what happens when you realize that the fight is being conducted by one person, who's going so far as to alternate the pitch of their voice while trashing their apartment, holding both sides of the argument? But don't worry. The police were able to determine that the man might be a danger to himself, and took him in for a mental health evaluation. No reports on whether the man made soap in his spare time.

And let's not forget the two guys named Telly Savalas getting arrested. Maybe they should have brought Tootsie Pops.

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