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seanmcp
12-13-2011, 11:53
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.

Ajon412
12-13-2011, 12:39
The officer was not hurt, and after the door was opened from the outside, the officer was able to walk away while laughing...“For us to look and see him come out of the car, not a scratch on him,” said Yvonne Sorellis, “He didn’t even look shook up because he was just laughing.”

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:

Kadetklapp
12-13-2011, 12:55
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.

lwt210
12-13-2011, 13:03
Reached for a pen?

Whatever. :whistling:

Panzergrenadier1979
12-13-2011, 13:24
Reached for a pen?

Whatever. :whistling:

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.

Morris
12-13-2011, 15:23
reached for the pen that was resting on the coffee cup that was perched adjacent to the MDT . . . .

THAT pen.

lwt210
12-13-2011, 15:39
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.

msu_grad_121
12-13-2011, 16:59
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.

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!

MeefZah
12-13-2011, 17:27
Reached for a pen?

Whatever. :whistling:

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

Edit, that picture would make a cool avatar.

steveksux
12-13-2011, 21:03
Alright, fess up.... Which one of you pranksters put the viagra in the gas tank???

Randy

Hack
12-13-2011, 21:14
That's the LE version of "a dog ran out in front of me!"

Edit, that picture would make a cool avatar.

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:

Fireplug
12-14-2011, 01:07
Thats one way to get erect!

rookie1
12-14-2011, 02:56
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.

Oso
12-14-2011, 03:11
...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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series1811
12-14-2011, 04:14
Reached for a pen?

Whatever. :whistling:

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

p.d.
12-14-2011, 04:46
...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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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.

Kadetklapp
12-14-2011, 06:44
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.

Same here.

merlynusn
12-14-2011, 07:54
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.

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.

pal2511
12-14-2011, 09:09
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

pal2511
12-14-2011, 09:11
That poor guy will never live it down. Also I just found my new desktop photo..

cwr
12-14-2011, 09:43
No to say this is what happened but I always told my guys if you are getting tired get the of the road, go to my office or have another officer pull up with you and shut your eyes for 20 minutes or so. I told you to do that and if anything comes up I'll deal with it. Just don't pull over alone somewhere. That I will have a hard time defending.

When I worked for a much lower call volume agency we used to gather the shift in the grave yard at 3am. Some guys would bring their meals, others would shut their eyes, come promotional exams it would be a good study group and it just ended up being a good BS session. I swear we were always able to take care of the little disgruntled crap in those sessions so the shift always ran smooth as the little stuff stayed little and never turned into something big. Plus I never had to pull one of my guys off a parked car, tree or other stationary object that jumped out in front of them. :-)

Steve in PA
12-14-2011, 11:07
Something similar happened in my neck of the woods several years ago. I was NOT involved, this was NOT my department! LOL!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/Steve_in_PA/Police%20Misc/Forty-FortPD.jpg

acpd541
12-14-2011, 11:56
That pic reminds me of the blues brothers movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkkXHjQSyEI

lwt210
12-14-2011, 19:15
...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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At my agency, it would be far cheaper for him to receive a ticket rather than the three to five day suspension he would tote. That is suspended without pay.

SARDG
12-15-2011, 06:33
That happened to my neighbor a few years ago. The "accelerator stuck" pulling out of his garage and he went across the alley and drove his Beemer up the guy wire (off-center) and it turned and settled on its side. His BMW got further damage as the wrecker put it back on its wheels.