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bubbapug1
05-09-2011, 9:51 PM
What is the funny arrest you ever made?

Most of us civilians have somewhat boring jobs day in and day out, but I would think LEO's sees some bizarre stuff from time to time.

I was wondering if any of you could share with us some of the lighter side of being an LEO and divulge in general terms some of the wackiest arrests you have been involved with. I am sure drunks have to play a part of that area.

gimme
05-09-2011, 10:53 PM
i can say the funniest i was arrested was for waxing a curb about 18 years ago. considered vandalism/graffiti. oh to be young again :D

bubbagump
05-10-2011, 12:39 AM
When I was a part-timer, I got partnered up with a park ranger for a day. His duties included locking up park facilities at sundown. One of the facilities was the skate park. It was summer time, so it was full of kids. The kids hated the park ranger and I don't think the park ranger liked them much either. When it came time to ask them to exit the park, they got really mad.

They proceeded to surround our unit, sit down, and lock arms. They were doing their own little non-violent protest. We couldn't drive away.

Two police cars later, the kids dispersed and we all had a good laugh.

Honestly, I thought they were going to flip over the unit and set it on fire.

The park ranger is now a police officer at LAPD :D

Notorious
05-10-2011, 1:43 AM
Oh... probably the smart mouth from da hood who thinks we can't touch him because we are out of our jurisdiction... (he was in Sheriff's territory, technically)... nevermind that he almost ran into our patrol car and we had to honk to wake him up.

So he says he is going to sue and this and that and then finally, when he realizes he is going to jail because he's in the back of our unit as we confirm the warrant on him over the air, he starts apologizing and saying he needs to go to work on Monday or else he will be fired. (we hooked him on Friday afternoon)

I tell him if I get my report done in time, he might make Tuesday morning court if he doesn't get filed on by Monday afternoon. Although I explained that since I am throwing in some open charges on him (altered serial numbers and possession of counterfeit money), he might not make it until late Tuesday or even Wednesday because the DA has to work up the felony complaint.

His attitude then went to a total defeatist one and just sat slouched in the backseat as he realized he pretty much messed up.

Moral of the story, if you have warrants and other criminal contraband on you, maybe you should pay some attention to where you are going and not mouth off to cops when you are contacted by some. Honestly, if he didn't almost run into our unit and then mouth off, he would have likely gotten off with a warning to be careful and that was that.

mej16489
05-10-2011, 9:57 AM
What is the funny arrest you ever made?

Most of us civilians have somewhat boring jobs day in and day out, but I would think LEO's sees some bizarre stuff from time to time.

I was wondering if any of you could share with us some of the lighter side of being an LEO and divulge in general terms some of the wackiest arrests you have been involved with. I am sure drunks have to play a part of that area.

There's also some good traffic stop stories in this thread (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=396553) that you may enjoy.

IrishJoe3
05-10-2011, 10:00 AM
"You didn't read me my rights!!! I going to have your badge!! HAHAHA!!!" as we roll into the sally port. Funny, never heard any more about that, and I still have my badge.... :innocent:

retired
05-10-2011, 4:15 PM
I have a couple. It wasn't my arrest, but it's funny. I backed up another deputy on a traffic stop right in front of the station.:D The detainee; who later became the arrested person, was in his late 50s, early 60s. You noticed I said "he."

He was wearing nylons, panties and a bra; that's it. The dress was on the passenger front seat. He was arrested not for his dress or lack of same, but the drugs he had.

I had one that made me laugh after it was over, tho I was PO'd at the beginning. I was driving one of the older Chevy Caprices (pre 1993) and my sister car and I were getting ready to leave a model home sales office after a nothing 459 alarm.

A detective unit was requesting assistance as they were following a 211 vehicle and the suspects were throwing jewelry out as they drove (they'd hit a business).

The deputy with me was driving a smaller car (I think a 1985 Ford LTD, not the Crown Vic), so he was able to turn his car around quickly and head off to join the pursuit. The turning radius on the Caprice was the size of a 737 and as I quickly stopped to back up and go forward a couple of times to turn the behemoth around, the engine died each time I rapidly hit the brakes and shifted into the proper gear. I was cussing a blue streak to myself, figuring I'd get there, if at all, when the suspects were hooked up.

The delay actually worked out to my advantage because as I was driving N/B on the main street, I saw the suspect's vehicle driving toward me with the det. unit in front, but a distance back and a caravan of black and whites behind. The suspect's turned west and I followed right behind. For an unknown reason, they pulled over to the curb and stopped and I ended up handling the felony arrest via the PA with everyone else assisting.:D

I once had a deuce TC, that wasn't so funny since I had a lot of paper to write, but the actual accident part was funny. The suspect was driving W/B and turned N/B onto a residential street (this occurred on late pms). Being drunk, he took the turn too wide and ended up on the West side of the street. He drove along the curb line and then on top of it when he went by a driveway. So, half the car was up on the grass and the other half was still in the street.

He hit a block wall between two neighbors at its juncture with the chain link fence in front of the Northernmost house. A large section of the block wall fell down and the chain link fence was damaged as he drove along the length of it.

He then bounced off of the fence, went on the East side of street and struck a parked car. That car hit the car in front of it. That caused that car to move forward and it struck the rear end of the car that was parked in the driveway of a house, but was sticking out a bit into the street.

Every neighbor who had property damaged had awakened and come outside to see what all of the noise was. I had 5 separate victims as all of the cars belonged to different people.:mad:

After all of this, while driving the suspect back to the station, I stopped in front of the hospital on the way to ask what type of test he wanted. I didn't want him to say blood after I got to the station. His response was why was he in handcuffs. I explained. He then told me to choose which test he was to take. I explained it was up to him. That went on for awhile until I gave up and left for the station. He asked me several more times why he was handcuffed enroute to the station and I explained only once more and stopped talking to him. Anyone who has dealt with a drunk will understand the frustration.:rolleyes::D

Steyrlp10
05-10-2011, 4:40 PM
How many of you have had to escort ducklings/goslings through heavy traffic?

It was a photo op with my Better Half and I was wondering if he's just a nature magnet :)

Notorious
05-11-2011, 12:51 AM
I had a drunk take a karate stance with me and said he is a black belt because he wanted to impress the two whores he was with... and I took out my trusty PR-24 and told him that we don't have belts where we trained, he laughed nervously and said, "Just kidding..." and sheepishly got behind one of the whores.

I also had this drunk girl in a raised truck take out 3 front yards and a street sign in front of me when she decided to go offroading on a residential street. I chased her down and another officer made contact while I told the officer what I saw. She heard me and said it's all a lie and she is just trying to go home. I pointed to the 2 bushes and assorted tree branches under her truck and she got really quiet. I got the subpoena to go to court on her case and of course, the DA looked at me and asked why I was there, she pled out a month ago... I showed him the subpoena and he said he called to cancel my appearance. I told him, yeah, I got that message but decided to drive through the rain and traffic just for ****s and giggles to see if there were any other cases I can just sit through and watch. Bastard.

Andy Taylor
05-11-2011, 9:00 AM
Working security on Xmas eve 1997 I arrested a 45 Y.O. shoplifter. He was stealing a crescent wrench. He said was was stealing it to sell so he could buy his mom and sister Xmas gifts. This was at the .98 Cent store.

Samuelx
05-11-2011, 9:46 AM
The first time I actually heard the "these aren't my pants" defense in person will always have a warm spot in my memory... :D

Stonewalker
05-11-2011, 2:02 PM
Working security on Xmas eve 1997 I arrested a 45 Y.O. shoplifter. He was stealing a crescent wrench. He said was was stealing it to sell so he could buy his mom and sister Xmas gifts. This was at the .98 Cent store.

That is ridiculously sad.

c3 rolling
05-11-2011, 9:18 PM
Booked a day laborer for shooting caulk into his drunk friend's anus with a caulking gun. Victim was pooping "cement" according to the doctor.

tyrist
05-11-2011, 9:54 PM
One time I observed a female drinking some old english malt liquor. As I made the detention she immediately took off all her clothes and went running down the middle of the street screaming.

Not really funny at the time.

Andy Taylor
05-11-2011, 10:15 PM
Booked a day laborer for shooting caulk into his drunk friend's anus with a caulking gun. Victim was pooping "cement" according to the doctor.

WOW!

SVT-40
05-11-2011, 11:18 PM
I arrested 16 YO for vandalism (tagging). Of course at the station he called him mommy and told her he was innocent. ( he was seen by the business owner doing the deed, and had fresh spray paint on his hands, as well as paint in his backpack)

Of course his mommy came to his rescue and arrived at the station in a huff. She was one of those well off sorts who liked to try and intimidate folks due to her "status in the community".

As I was talking with her trying to explain what her baby had done she became Irate and demanded we immediately release her son. As she knew in her heart her son would never do any such deed.

When I told her No, she would have to wait until he was booked she really started to shriek. Of course this brought the watch commander out of his office and into the lobby to see what the commotion was about. He was a good Lt. and calmly listened to her rant. He told her "sorry" no release until after booking.

She then demanded to use a phone to call her lawyer so he could "straighten us out". The LT. pointed to the pay phone.

This really set her off and started ranting the usual "I pay for the phone here I demand a phone".

The Lt decided to let her use a station phone and placed it on the counter and allowed her to make the call.

She was yelling at the attorney, who apparently told her the same thing we told her. Well she really went off, and started hitting the phone base with the receiver.
After a few blows the phone shattered.

I asked the Lt

"Are you going to arrest her or am I".

He said "both of us."

We jumped the counter and placed her in handcuffs for vandalism ( like her son).

Now the funny part. While we were handcuffing her she screamed

" You can't arrest me I drive a Volvo"....

Both the Lt and I just started laughing uncontrollably. Silly woman.

We walked her back kicking and screaming (us laughing) and placed her in the same booking cage as her son.

Dad (husband) showed up after a call by the LT. He was a decent guy and did not say a ill word to us.

I pitied him because I'm sure he endured much more than we did when he and his wife and son got home that night.

"You can't arrest me I drive a Volvo".

Classic.

bubbagump
05-11-2011, 11:38 PM
Booked a day laborer for shooting caulk into his drunk friend's anus with a caulking gun. Victim was pooping "cement" according to the doctor.

SODOMY FTW!!!

Late one night, my coworker came across a guy masturbating out in the open on a public street. He called an officer to back him up (we technically could not detain/arrest).

My coworker failed to inform the officer that the guy had been masturbating (he called it out as a 314). So the officer didn't put on any gloves.

After the officer hooked the guy and sat him down, he asked my coworker what exactly the guy had been doing.

The officer was very mad.

rudeboy3
05-12-2011, 12:19 AM
I arrested 16 YO for vandalism (tagging). Of course at the station he called him mommy and told her he was innocent. ( he was seen by the business owner doing the deed, and had fresh spray paint on his hands, as well as paint in his backpack)

Of course his mommy came to his rescue and arrived at the station in a huff. She was one of those well off sorts who liked to try and intimidate folks due to her "status in the community".

As I was talking with her trying to explain what her baby had done she became Irate and demanded we immediately release her son. As she knew in her heart her son would never do any such deed.

When I told her No, she would have to wait until he was booked she really started to shriek. Of course this brought the watch commander out of his office and into the lobby to see what the commotion was about. He was a good Lt. and calmly listened to her rant. He told her "sorry" no release until after booking.

She then demanded to use a phone to call her lawyer so he could "straighten us out". The LT. pointed to the pay phone.

This really set her off and started ranting the usual "I pay for the phone here I demand a phone".

The Lt decided to let her use a station phone and placed it on the counter and allowed her to make the call.

She was yelling at the attorney, who apparently told her the same thing we told her. Well she really went off, and started hitting the phone base with the receiver.
After a few blows the phone shattered.

I asked the Lt

"Are you going to arrest her or am I".

He said "both of us."

We jumped the counter and placed her in handcuffs for vandalism ( like her son).

Now the funny part. While we were handcuffing her she screamed

" You can't arrest me I drive a Volvo"....

Both the Lt and I just started laughing uncontrollably. Silly woman.

We walked her back kicking and screaming (us laughing) and placed her in the same booking cage as her son.

Dad (husband) showed up after a call by the LT. He was a decent guy and did not say a ill word to us.

I pitied him because I'm sure he endured much more than we did when he and his wife and son got home that night.

"You can't arrest me I drive a Volvo".

Classic.

SVT after your last thread and now this post, you will now be what I strive to be :D

9mmepiphany
05-12-2011, 7:49 AM
We jumped the counter and placed her in handcuffs for vandalism ( like her son).
You guys were generous, you could have arrested her for felony destruction/disabling of a phone line. (yes, I know it was a PC 13700 twist on a completely unrelated law)

Roddd
05-12-2011, 9:49 AM
I remember a 647(f) I did (drunk in public) where the guy broke down in tears and begged me the whole way down to jail to wipe the tears off of his face and to pull his pants up after they fell down to his ankles when I removed his belt to put in his property bag. He was afraid of what the other inmates would think of him if they saw him crying and without pants. He was screaming this at me the whole way to jail, windows down and a bunch of tourists walking around downtown. I still laugh at that.

Notorious
05-12-2011, 10:08 AM
Booked a day laborer for shooting caulk into his drunk friend's anus with a caulking gun. Victim was pooping "cement" according to the doctor.

Worse, he could have used mortar and have the guy sh1tting bricks!!!

I towed a car once with a kid who was arrested for H&S. The mom (R/O) came to the station demanding her car back and was hootin' and hollerin' and total 415. She was one of the "entitled" people and the cops are all crooked and f'ed up. Lucky for her, I was in the parking lot and watched her pull in with a few people in the car.

The WC took her in the impound hearing while dispatch ran her license. Of course, her license came back suspended and she also had a warrant. I told WC and he asked how she got here. I told him she drove. He asked her did she drive here and she said yeah. He gave me this look and I already knew what was up....

So... We towed her car too and made her passengers walk home from the station.

BoJackUSMC
05-12-2011, 10:27 AM
I am not a LEO, but former Marine. Once when I was in Iraq with my unit, Iraqi wife reported her husband was IED maker. We searched his basement and found IED materials and we asked his wife why did you report your husband. She said, "he makes me cook too much for his friends."

Ripon83
05-12-2011, 10:30 AM
My first night on duty with a training officer we pick up a DUI who it a tree on the outskirts of town. My first "DUI" was an easy one. We followed ambulance to hospital, and when he was checked and discharged we booked. Done....

4 years later on my last night as a patrolman in the same town I decided one last path down our cities main street. A man stops about a 100 feet before the stop sign at 1:30 in the morning, and then proceeds through stop sign. I'm thinking its my last ticket....well turns out to be my last DUI....and the same guy as my first DUI.

My first arrest and last - same guy - repeat crime.

bubbapug1
05-12-2011, 10:33 AM
I am not a LEO, but former Marine. Once when I was in Iraq with my unit, Iraqi wife reported her husband was IED maker. We searched his basement and found IED materials and we asked his wife why did you report your husband. She said, "he makes me cook too much for his friends."

Now that sounds like an Orange County wife there!!

Super Spy
05-12-2011, 10:38 AM
I arrested 16 YO for vandalism (tagging). Of course at the station he called him mommy and told her he was innocent. ( he was seen by the business owner doing the deed, and had fresh spray paint on his hands, as well as paint in his backpack)

Of course his mommy came to his rescue and arrived at the station in a huff. She was one of those well off sorts who liked to try and intimidate folks due to her "status in the community".

As I was talking with her trying to explain what her baby had done she became Irate and demanded we immediately release her son. As she knew in her heart her son would never do any such deed.

When I told her No, she would have to wait until he was booked she really started to shriek. Of course this brought the watch commander out of his office and into the lobby to see what the commotion was about. He was a good Lt. and calmly listened to her rant. He told her "sorry" no release until after booking.

She then demanded to use a phone to call her lawyer so he could "straighten us out". The LT. pointed to the pay phone.

This really set her off and started ranting the usual "I pay for the phone here I demand a phone".

The Lt decided to let her use a station phone and placed it on the counter and allowed her to make the call.

She was yelling at the attorney, who apparently told her the same thing we told her. Well she really went off, and started hitting the phone base with the receiver.
After a few blows the phone shattered.

I asked the Lt

"Are you going to arrest her or am I".

He said "both of us."

We jumped the counter and placed her in handcuffs for vandalism ( like her son).

Now the funny part. While we were handcuffing her she screamed

" You can't arrest me I drive a Volvo"....

Both the Lt and I just started laughing uncontrollably. Silly woman.

We walked her back kicking and screaming (us laughing) and placed her in the same booking cage as her son.

Dad (husband) showed up after a call by the LT. He was a decent guy and did not say a ill word to us.

I pitied him because I'm sure he endured much more than we did when he and his wife and son got home that night.

"You can't arrest me I drive a Volvo".

Classic.

So "Classic" it just made my sig :D

SVT-40
05-12-2011, 11:21 AM
You guys were generous, you could have arrested her for felony destruction/disabling of a phone line. (yes, I know it was a PC 13700 twist on a completely unrelated law)

Yeah I know. In fact I've done that on other occasions. However I've never seen a DA actually file that charge unless it was damage to some overhead lines, and the damage was in the thousands of dollars.

Good Idea though.

Notorious
05-12-2011, 12:30 PM
We have filed the destruction of phone lines on a guy who was stalking his ex and broke in one bight and ripped her phone out of the wall and destroyed the jack and wall setup. Of course, there were other charges more pertinent to the situation but the DA filed and it stuck.

KVN
05-12-2011, 1:57 PM
I'm not an LEO but when I was still an LP agent I caught this Guy trying to shoplift some Craftsman tools ($100+) into a backpack. He was having a field day. He exited the store right at closing and the managers locked the entrance doors except the exits. Guy freaks out and starts kicking the door. PD was already called and watched the whole thing. The shoplifter was detained and had a sprain. Funniest thing I've ever seen..

buttcoco
05-14-2011, 2:42 AM
"You can't arrest me I drive a Volvo".





If I get pulled over*, I'm going to be using this line. Although I drive a Honda :)


*probably for tint :/ ... *rant* *rant* *rant*

chiselchst
05-14-2011, 10:32 PM
Man, great thread, and very funny! Me Pops was a Capt for the Berekely FD, worked there 35 years (during the riots and all). He also has some killer stories, but I digress.

These stories are great...keep them coming.

Thanks for sharing!