The ones that didn't get away
All Washed Up
Not a cop, but my friend tried to swim about 2km to get away from them. It was an impressive feat, but the cops just drove to the other side and waited for him. Made the local newspaper. (BigChikkin)
Justice Is *Served*
Not a cop, but at a restaurant where I worked, two teenagers ate and tried to pay with a credit card that alerted to being invalid (stolen). We told them to sit down for a minute because we were ‘having trouble with the machine,’ but they bolted out the door. We chased them across the large strip mall parking lot, but they outran us and disappeared. However, we had noticed that one of them was wearing a shirt that was part of the uniform of the bar-b-cue place in our same strip mall! That guy got busted later the same day. (texasstorm)
It’s the Climb
I was working Oktoberfest with another MP, driving around in a golf cart making sure no one got out of hand. We notice one guy in particular who has all the signs. Yelling, aggressive, spilling beer (you have to be pretty drunk to spill a $7 beer). So we start driving over to make sure someone in his group can keep control over him.
He sees us coming and takes off running. The entire event is surrounded by a 10 foot chain link fence. There are 2 openings, the main entrance/exit in the front and a staff entrance on one side. He starts running for the staff entrance. We drive behind him, but start to notice he’s not quite headed for the giant opening in the fence. Instead, he ends up about 6 feet to the right of it and just starts climbing the fence. We just rolled through the opening and waited for him to drop on the other side.
That was the easy part, though. The hard part was getting the cuffs on the f**ker. It took 3 grown men. We found out later he was a state champion wrestler in high school. (RichardBachman)