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Miami Police Officer Polevaults Squad Car

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by seanmcp, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/12/13/up-a-pole-miami-cop-ok/

    Since everyone involved is completely unharmed, I figured you all could use a chuckle. Good photo at the article. You guys have a million things going on inside the car (radio, MDTs, cell phones, etc) and while I'm sure all of us wish he'd been able to pay a bit more attention and avoid it completely, it's at least a little different/more understandable than when some 19 year old is texting "OMG THAT PARTY ROKD" when they wreck one. But I'm willing to bet he'll take some serious ribbing from his fellow officers for a bit about the high-wire act!

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    Miami police spokesperson Detective Willie Moreno said Brutus, a 4 year veteran, was driving when he was momentarily distracted, as he reached for a fallen pen. His patrol car left the road and headed for a utility pole, but before it struck the pole, the car rode up along a guide wire.

    “His vehicle rode on to the tension cord of this pole,” said Moreno.

    The officer was not hurt, and after the door was opened from the outside, the officer was able to walk away while laughing.

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    *As always, I'm not a LEO of any type, and appreciate the opportunity to take part in some ways as a guest in this forum. If anything ever comes across as argumentative, insulting, or accusatory, please feel free to PM me and let me know, and I'll happily edit/delete/apologize about the posts as needed.
     
  2. This is what I call a "good " accident, if there is such a thing......Ya know he's NEVER gonna live this one down...I'm glad he has a sense of humor....:rofl:
     


  3. Kadetklapp

    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    If that I was me, I'd walk into the clerk's office and ask to pay for the damage to the car, deducted from my pay at a low percentage over the next several months.

    I couldn't go out in public if I didn't make amends for it.
     
  4. Panzergrenadier1979

    Panzergrenadier1979 Keystone Cop

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    Yeah........

    I kinda thought the same thing.

    Glad he's ok. He'll be reminded of this each and every day he works for the rest of his career. I'm sure the crash pic was taped to the door of his locker before the shift was over.
     
  5. reached for the pen that was resting on the coffee cup that was perched adjacent to the MDT . . . .

    THAT pen.
     
  6. lwt210

    lwt210

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    Hey, if the brass buy it, run with it. Just stick with it.

    We have them wreck all of the time. Usually, it is playing with those stupid phones or either working way too much part time gigs and falling asleep at the wheel.

    And we would go to supply and get about a thousand pens and put in his mailbox. He/she'd be tripping over pens.
     
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  7. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

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    This. It's all in how you write it. :whistling:

    And yeah, he'd be lucky if he didn't drown in pens the next shift he worked!
     
  8. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

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    That's the LE version of "a dog ran out in front of me!"

    Edit, that picture would make a cool avatar.
     
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  9. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

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    Alright, fess up.... Which one of you pranksters put the viagra in the gas tank???

    Randy
     
  10. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    The dog running in front of the squad while the officer reaches for the pen, and guiding himself onto the utility pole wire. Hmm ... :whistling:
     
  11. rookie1

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    We have had a few clipboards get stuck in the steering wheel and a couple signs get taken out, one was in step 2 of field training. Someone (late nights) reached for a clipboard and took out 2 parked cars. Someone needs to look into a safer clipboard if you ask me.
     
  12. Oso

    Oso

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    ...but did he receive a traffic violation? I personally don't care, just interested. I'm just glad nobody was hurt.


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  13. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    Another thing is to say you sneezed several times..... not that I have ever done that................... :supergrin:
     
  14. p.d.

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    I can't speak for Florida, but he would not be cited in Kentucky for a violation LE did not observe first hand, unless the violation was DUI related. And neither would Joe the plumber.
     
  15. Kadetklapp

    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    Same here.
     
  16. merlynusn

    merlynusn

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    I wouldn't pay for it. Departments take enough from us they can pay for a car that I wreck. They can deduct it from all the money they haven't paid me due to lack of raises, "interesting" overtime pay policies, etc.
     
  17. pal2511

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    I would not pay for it out of my own pocket either. You think everyone else that dings a car or destroys a piece of equipment pays for it? Thats why they have insurance anyhow
     
  18. pal2511

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    That poor guy will never live it down. Also I just found my new desktop photo..