The ones that didn't get away
The Getaway Car
My Aunt is a cop and she tells this story wherever she goes.
She had gotten a call about a very drunk man singing in the street with an open bottle of beer. She arrives and sees him standing in the middle of the road. She turns on her lights to signify she is in a police car and he runs for it, or attempts to, he runs to a house on her left and he hits the Mailbox and falls over, he proceeds to get up and then run to the car where he attempts to get in the passenger side. After trying for a couple of seconds he squats down a bit and bangs on the window and says “You have got to help me, there is a cop chasing me and I think they are coming this way.”
She proceeded to unlock the rear doors and he gets in and then she locks them again and takes him to the precinct. He spent the night in the holding cell and went home with a warning for being disruptive at 3am and being drunk in a public place. Apparently he didn’t remember it at all the next morning. (CeboMcDebo)
Bringing the Beer
Not a police officer, but a former friend was at a party in high school. The police were called because of underage drinking. When they showed up everyone ran and former friend noticed two 24packs of beer sitting by the back door. He could have easily ran and gotten away, but decided that the alcohol was more important. So he grabs a 24 pack in each had and waddles out the back door. A police officer yelled at him to stop, and instead of dropping the beer and running, he kept trying to run with beers in hand.
He was caught, arrested, and fined. (iforgetredditpsswrds)
And they almost got away with it, too…
Man fails to stop for various driving offenses when requested to do so. Eventually goes down a dead end and runs from the vehicle. I chase him down an alley and find him trying to hide in 3 foot deep dustbin (trash can). He was 6’4” tall and when kneeling in the bin had his head and chest poking out looking directly at me.
Saw a well known local who was wanted going into his house so shouted to him. He turned, looked and scurried inside his house and locked the door. Whilst shouting “Mark, come and answer I know you are in there”. A fake high pitched voice replied “Mark isn’t here”. I told him how stupid he sounded but he still wouldn’t answer the door. Ended up kicking the door in and breaking the frame.
I didn’t know people were this stupid until I did this job! (bikeandybike)