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Police smash windows of hot car to rescue child, find something else instead

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Date: October 24th, 2016

wigVirginia – Police in Suffolk, Virginia, have a little egg on their face, Newsnet5 reports, after they broke into a woman’s car on a hot day intending to save a trapped child, and instead found nothing but a wig.

Jasmine Turner, the owner of the car, says she was surprised when police called her concerned about the welfare of a child locked inside her car on Thursday.

Turner told local news station WAVY: “I don’t have a baby so I’m like, ‘Where’d the child come from?

Who put the child in my car?’”  More

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Student driver helps police get to an emergency call

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Date: October 16th, 2016

policeUK – Around 8pm two officers from Chessington Safer Neighborhood team were on foot patrol in Merrett Gardens when they spotted a man acting suspiciously.

As they approached he decided to run and a lengthy foot chase began.

About 500m into the chase the officers lost sight of the chap as he went round a corner.

Luckily a passing member of the public pointed out where the suspect was hiding and the officers closed in.

They attempted to make an arrest however struggled and called for urgent assistance from their colleagues.  More

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Police may let Muslims wear burka as uniform

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Date: September 9th, 2016

Category: Nutty News, Police

policePolice have said they may let Muslim officers wear the Burka as they seek to boost diversity in the force.

Senior officers at West Midlands Police revealed they would discuss allowing the traditional Islamic dress to become part of Muslim female officers’ uniform at a recent meeting.

Chief Constable, David Thompson, said he would look into employing officers who wear the burka as he looks to increase black and minority ethnic (BME) officers in the region to 30 per cent.  More

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Police cook dinner for lonely elderly couple heard crying inside home

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Date: August 9th, 2016

romeRome – Four policemen have gone beyond the call of duty — by cooking up some pasta for a distressed elderly couple.

After neighbors reported hearing hysterical cries from the house of Michel, 94, and Jole, 89, the cops were quick to arrive on the scene.

The elderly pair, who have been married for almost 70 years, became distressed after watching an upsetting news report on the television.

Michel and Jole, who are rarely visited by guests, were also suffering from loneliness.

After arriving at the property, the Rome police decided to help out the couple in the best way they knew how, by cooking up a delicious spaghetti and Parmesan dish.  More

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Woman with HIV bites police officer after being pulled over for driving with expired license plates

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Date: August 4th, 2016

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

smithMemphis – An HIV-positive Memphis woman bit an officer during an arrest Wednesday.

Dayton Smith, 38, who was pulled over for driving with expired license plates, allegedly bit the arresting officer, WREG News Channel 3 reported.

When taken to the hospital for treatment, she revealed she has HIV.

Smith was stopped for her expired license plates when cops discovered that her driver’s license was suspended. She had no proof of insurance, either.  More

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Report of man with gun was actually ‘Terminator’ cutout

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Date: August 4th, 2016

terTORONTO, Canada – Police in Canada shared that an alert about a man with a gun turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.

Toronto police tweeted an update about a man with a gun on Friday night, as they reported police were on the scene with no injuries.

The post was updated about eight minutes later as police reported that the “man” was actually a cardboard cutout of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character from Terminator.  More

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Bikini-clad off-duty police officer arrests pickpocket

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Date: July 29th, 2016

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

policeSTOCKHOLM, Sweden – An off-duty Swedish police officer arrested a pickpocket who approached her as she was sunbathing with a group of friends.

Mikaela Kellner, who has served as a police officer for 11 years, shared a photo of herself apprehending the man while wearing only a bikini at Ralambshovsparken in Stockholm.

She told The Local that she and her friends were approached by a man who claimed to be selling magazines for homeless people and suspected something was wrong when he lingered for an extended period of time before leaving.

“I told my friends to keep an eye on their things.  More

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Columbus police officer hospitalized after glass found in sandwich at Lincoln Cafe

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Date: July 19th, 2016

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

lincolnCOLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus police officer was rushed to the hospital after officials say he cut his mouth after biting into a sandwich, which contained several shards of glass from a restaurant, Lincoln Cafe on East Long Street, Monday afternoon.

The officer was taken to Grant Medical Center around 3 p.m. where he’s being held overnight.

Police say the officer bit into the sandwich and felt what was a grisly texture as well as a crunching sound.

When he looked into the sandwich, he saw the glass. When he checked his mouth, he saw it was bleeding.  More

Restaurant owner asks cops not to eat there anymore

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Date: July 16th, 2016

foodWashington – The owner of a Washington state restaurant is apologizing and offering free meals to law enforcement officers after word spread the restaurant did not want officers to dine there.

Xuechuang Li, the son of the of the owner of Lucky’s Teriyaki, said it was all a misunderstanding and apologized for the incident.

Lucky’s Teriyaki has since invited officers to have a free meal on Monday at the restaurant in Sedro-Wooley, about 70 miles north of Seattle, KCPQ-TV reported.

The ordeal came to light after Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt confirmed the incident on Facebook, writing four deputies had finished lunch at the restaurant on Thursday and were told not to eat there anymore.  More

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Cops pay bill of couple who refused to sit next to them

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Date: July 13th, 2016

Category: Nutty News, Police

billHomestead, Pennsylvania  Four Pennsylvania police officers showed their true colors when a couple refused to sit next to them in a local restaurant – in the wake of the racially-charged police shootings in Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota.

The good-natured officers, who were having dinner at their favorite spot — Eat n’ Park in Homestead, PA – paid the couple’s bill and left a $10 tip to show they were not offended.

“Showing that just because you don’t like somebody doesn’t mean you can’t be kind to them,” one of the four officers, Homestead Police Sgt. John Kaschauer, told CBS News.

Kaschauer and his three fellow cops were sitting in a booth waiting for their food orders last Friday night when the not-so-pleasant couple walked inside the restaurant.  More

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Minneapolis cops quit working WNBA game after Lynx players wear warmup shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ on back

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Date: July 12th, 2016

lynxAfter members of the Minnesota Lynx wore T-shirts Saturday night demanding “change” following two police-involved shootings of black men, four off-duty Minneapolis cops reportedly decided to quit their jobs as arena security guards.

The WNBA players sported black warmup shirts before a game against the Dallas Wings at Target Center that said “Change Starts with Us — Justice and Accountability” on the front; the names of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile were on the back, along with the Dallas Police Department shield and “Black Lives Matter.”

Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Federation, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he anticipated others may “refuse to work there” too.  More

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Texas Inmates Break Free From Cell to Save Jailer’s Life

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Date: July 9th, 2016

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

inmatesWeatherford, Texas - A Texas jailer is alive after an unlikely group of good Samaritans acted quickly, risking their own security in order to help  - him.

At least eight prisoners were behind a locked door in a holding cell located in the building’s basement. The lone guard assigned to monitor the group had been joking and conversing with the inmates when all of a sudden, he slumped over.

“He just fell over,” inmate Nick Kelton told WFAA Thursday. “Looked like an act. Could have died right there.”

Realizing that the man had an apparent heart attack, Kelton and the other inmates cried out for help. They eventually made the risky decision to break out of the holding cell, fully aware of the potential danger.

“We were worried they’re going to come with guns drawn on us,” Kelton said.  More

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Convenience store looted in downtown Dallas after police officers killed and wounded

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Date: July 8th, 2016

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

dallasDALLAS – A 7-Eleven convenience store in downtown Dallas was shut down as the mayhem following an attack on officers poured into its parking lot.

At least five police officers were fatally shot and several more were wounded by gunfire after shots rang out at a protest through downtown Dallas streets Thursday night.

Hundreds of people packed into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven at Griffin and San Jacinto as a massive police presence pushed crowds away from the chaotic scene of the attack.

News 8’s crews stationed near the 7-Eleven saw people taunting officers who were protecting the building. Many were drunk and some were believed to be stealing from inside the convenience store.  More

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Driver is shot dead police officer after he ‘attacked the cop during a road-rage argument’

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Date: July 4th, 2016

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

rageNew York – An off-duty police officer shot a man dead in front of his horrified wife and children after a near-miss crash in Brooklyn.

Two cars almost collided on Atlantic Avenue and Bradford St. in Cypress Hill around midnight on Sunday. 

Delron (Smalls) Dempsey, 37, got out of his Kia EX and approached the other car involved, a Nissan Altima.

The officer sat in his Nissan as the confrontation flared up.  More

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Disabled woman beaten bloody by TSA agents after becoming confused and afraid at security checkpoint

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Date: July 1st, 2016

hannahMemphis – A disabled woman was beaten bloody by federal agents during an airport security screening while on her way to undergo treatment for a brain tumor.

Hannah Cohen set off the metal detector at a security checkpoint at the Memphis International Airport, and she was led away for additional screening, reported WREG-TV.

“They wanted to do further scanning, (but) she was reluctant — she didn’t understand what they were about to do,” said her mother, Shirley Cohen.

Cohen said she tried to tell agents with the Transportation Security Administration that her 19-year-old daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed and easily confused — but she said police kept her away from the security agents.  More  Video

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