Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rookie Mistake

Writing Prompt #1: Tell one of your officer's "rookie mistakes". You know... that one that his coworkers told you that makes him turn red.

Okay, so here's mine.

Right now, I am living in a house with a roommate. We first moved here about 6 months ago, and we were excited to know that this is the area that my cop patrols for work. So one night after we first moved in, he is rolling around our neighborhood and drives past our house.

He notices that there is something beside my roommate's car... oh, it's a person! Breaking into her car! YEEESSSS!

He pulls the car hard into the driveway, blocking the man in, jumps out with his gun ready, and pulls up his flashlight to find...

A trashcan. Full of stuff from moving in. That kinda sorta looked like a person from far away in the dark. Maybe.

At this point of me retelling this story he starts to blush and says, "Well, you should feel safe knowing that I did that." And I say, "Yes, honey. I do. And I think you definitely scared the crap out of the trashcan. It won't stand there looking suspicious ever again."


  1. DBF says in his defense, "In the dark, S*** looks like other S***"

  2. HA! This is very true, I'm sure.

  3. That's funny!

    I've got one- DH was doing a routine traffic stop on an elderly man and while he was back at his car running the DL and registration the man drove away! Didn't sound so bad until I saw the video from DH's car- it's was a good minute before DH realized the car left! His LT. was pretty proud to show me the video on what not to do at a traffic stop.