Sometimes people can't even...
Despite the bad cops out there, the majority of policemen and policewomen have sworn to protect their communities to the best of their abilities. Between the high speed car chases and violent crimes, there’s a lot of silly things cops are called to deal with, like petty disputes and fender benders.
Sometimes, they’re asked to deal with things that aren’t even real problems. But, because they’re called upon to protect and serve, they’ve got to take whatever comes their way.
My uncle was a dispatcher in a suburb of Minneapolis/St.Paul, and would tell me stories whenever I saw him. My favorite goes like this:
Uncle: 911, what’s your emergency?
Caller: Yes, I’d like to report two suspicious vehicles passing something back and forth in Potawatomi park.
Uncle: Ok, we’ll send an officer out to assess.
Uncle: Dispatch to car 45, two suspicious vehicles in Potawatomi park, passing items back and forth.
Car 45: Uhhh…car 45 to dispatch, that’s me and Officer Somethingerother, passing Cheetos…
Uncle: 10-4 (Igoe_yougo)
I’m not a cop but I used to be in a band with one.
The funniest story he would tell us is that he and his partner were sitting on their bikes on the corner (they were motorcycle cops) doing paperwork. All of a sudden a truck pulls up to them at the stoplight, rolls down the window and says “what?” They look at him, shrug and say “what?” He says back to the “what” louder this time and they smell alcohol on his breath. The guy totally got himself busted. Got hauled off for a DUI because he was being paranoid. (Chalie00)
That Escalated Quickly
Had to respond to a fight between two guys that started over a Magic the Gathering game. Since I play I helped resolve the conflict (was something to due with instant speed and being able to respond to the instant with an activated ability). Also, I told them in the future to check online for an answer rather than start physically fighting. (gluestick56)