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Woman Crashes Car into House in Order to Distract the Police

A drunk driver in Red Hook, New York noticed that police had pulled over a friend of hers for drunk driving. She immediately swung into action, deciding that the best way to distract the police officer was to get him to chase her instead: [...] she drove past a Red Hook, N.Y., police officer on a [...]

Roswell officer speaks from the grave

A tape has been unveiled that was recorded by a now deceased officer involved in the Roswell incident. Lieutenant Colonel Walter Haut made headlines w…

Photo: Cop Giving a Homeless Man Shoes

It’s cold in New York City–no time to be without shoes. But one homeless man lacked them…until a cop came by. A visitor from Arizona, also in law enforcement, spotted their encounter: Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots [...]

That’s No Moon! . . . Wait. Sorry, Everyone, It’s Just the Moon

A constable on the night shift radioed his sergeant one night late in August to tell him he was “off up the hills” to investigate a suspicious light coming from the other side of Client Hills, Worcestershire. The light was bright—headlights, he thought—and he made the call expecting to find a couple looking for a [...]

Khakis: A Heat Stroke of Genius

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Salutes the Armed Forces. The British Army’s fancy scarlet tunic looked sharp, but was agonizingly uncomfortable in the heat. The soldier’s warm-weather option was a dazzling white uniform -spiffy but impractical for daily use. How to solve the problem? JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY Legend has it [...]

Was the Socorro incident an elaborate hoax ?

Anthony Bragalia has been investigating the famous case of Officer Lonnie Zamora’s UFO encounter. In 1964, Zamora had been chasing a speeding vehicle …

29 Vintage Police Photos for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Did you know that today is Peace Officers Memorial Day? In honor of those who put their lives on the line to protect and serve their communities, here are some great vintage photos of law enforcement officers from the past 125 years. As always, you can find these police photos and more over on the [...]

Police Officer Leads Himself on Hot Pursuit, Evades Capture

A junior police officer in Sussex, UK observed through a CCTV camera a man behaving strangely. He called a plain clothes officer working in the area and asked that he investigate. The cop did so for twenty minutes before another officer in the CCTV control room realized that the suspicious man in question was the [...]

Don’t Trip!

The late Belgian artist Tom Frantzen erected this playful outdoor sculpture in Brussels. De Vaartkapoen shows a man emerging from a manhole to trip a police officer passing by. The cop wears the badge number 15, just like Officer 15 from HergĂ©’s Tintin comics. Link -via Colossal

Cop Pulling D.A.R.E. Trailer Charged with DUI

Scott and Tina Robbins called 911 after hearing a crash in the street outside their home in Salem, Indiana. A truck had hit a tree so hard that the vehicle appeared to be wrapped around it. The truck was driven by John Newcomb, a Seymour, Indiana police officer. “He was sitting on the wall out of [...]