Monday, June 22, 2009

Calling all cars

What do you do when you're trying to get somewhere, but another vehicle is blocking you in? Most people would probably ask (politely or not) for said vehicle to move. Now what if that vehicle is a police car? Again, most people would ask for the car to move, and they might, depending on their views of the police, adopt a different waiting stance.

But neither of those applied to a woman in Syracuse, NY. She found her vehicle blocked by a squad car, so she ordered it to move. When it didn't, largely because the officers were responding to a call, she dialed 911 to report the problem.

Oh yeah. And then she keyed the car.

Listen, we understand that people have places to go, and that, in our fast-paced world, sometimes waiting those extra few minutes can seem like the end of the world. But that's still no excuse for keying a cop car. And, as for dialing 911, we almost wonder if she was trying to get another squad car into her neighborhood so that she'd have a second target.

But really, she should have dialed a non-emergency line. The police just hate when you call 911 over something trivial.

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