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Driver Pokemon-Goes Right Into Police Car: Cops

'That's what I get for playing this dumb-a-- game': distracted Baltimore driver

(Newser) - Even a Legendary may not be able to get a young man from Baltimore out of trouble after his SUV ran into a police car early Monday while he was allegedly playing Pokemon Go, the Baltimore Sun reports. USA Today notes body-camera video was released that shows a Toyota RAV4... More »

Texas County Agrees to Take Crosses Off Cop Cars

Gov. Greg Abbott had supported decals, but nonprofit's suit said they were 'unconstitutional'

(Newser) - A group known for fighting for the separation of church and state has won a victory against Brewster County, Texas, reaching a settlement that has county cops agreeing to remove decals with crosses on them from police cars, Reuters reports. In response to a suit filed this year by the... More »

Daring Suspect Hops Fence, Steals Police SUV

Also: There was a loaded rifle inside the vehicle

(Newser) - A suspect in Washington state arrived at the Auburn Police Department's secured city lot on a bicycle Sunday evening and left in a police SUV that had a full tank of gas and a fully loaded rifle inside, KIRO 7 reports. A police commander tells Q13 Fox that the... More »

Cops Unamused by Man's 'Police Maserati'

Driver charged with impersonating police officer

(Newser) - A Massachusetts driver with a Maserati painted like a police car was stopped by a police officer who realized that even the cops in Monaco don't drive Maseratis. The Braintree driver, who was charged with impersonating a police officer, had made the $100,000 luxury Italian car look like... More »

Woman Tries to Steal Cop Car —With Cops in It

Said she planned to drive it to her car: police

(Newser) - A woman in Pittsburgh made the bold move of trying to steal a police car; unfortunately for her, it contained police. According to authorities, an apparently drunk Ria Buford, 32, was hanging out with friends near the unmarked car following a huge after-party for a concert. Plainclothes officers were sitting... More »

Suspect Thrown in Cop Car Ends Up Stealing It

He manages to roll down back window in handcuffs

(Newser) - After they nabbed a man suspected of burglary, Texas police ended up as theft victims themselves. Authorities in the city of White Settlement detained a man reportedly stealing from an antiques shop, leaving him in their car while they spoke to the store's owner. Despite his handcuffs, Darren Douglas... More »

Man Hit by Cop Car Billed for Damage

NYC man says bill was retribution for lawsuit

(Newser) - A man who suffered leg and wrist injuries after being hit by a police car while crossing a street in New York City was astounded to receive a bill for $1,028 to cover the cost of repairs to the car. Jesse Zorski, a 25-year-old who uses a hearing aid,... More »

Man Steals Police Car, Crashes, Loses Legs

He hit a parked car, then Starbucks

(Newser) - A Los Angeles man who managed to steal a police cruiser early this morning took it on a joyride, only to crash into another vehicle, a light post, and a Starbucks (all at once). He lost both legs in the accident, but, fortunately, no one else was hurt. Police are... More »

Video Released of Fatal Shooting of Arkansas Officer

Backseat passenger shot officer during traffic stop

(Newser) - Prosecutors have released a graphic video of the fatal shooting of an Arkansas police officer during a traffic stop last year. Police say they want to learn from the 20-minute video, which shows Jerry Lard shooting police officer Jonathan Schmidt. Lard, who was a passenger in the back seat of... More »

Angry Guy in Tractor Crushes 7 Cop Cars, Say Police

Roger Pion faces numerous charges after alleged rampage

(Newser) - Working in a stout former bank building with windows closed and air conditioners humming, Orleans County sheriff's deputies in Vermont didn't know what was happening in their parking lot until a neighbor called 911 yesterday. A man on a big farm tractor, angry about his recent arrest for... More »

Randy Bull Trashes Cop Car

Escaped bull tries to mate with man against squad car

(Newser) - From Arkansas, one of many good reasons to stay out of the way of escaped bulls: A sheriff's deputy responding to calls about a loose bull found a man slapping the animal across the head and trying to lead it across a yard. The amorous bull then tried to... More »

Inmate Secretly Adds Pig to Vermont Police Cars

Crests altered on dozens of cruisers

(Newser) - Vermont state troopers have been driving around with a picture of a pig on their cruisers, courtesy of a creative inmate. A state trooper inspecting his vehicle found that one of the spots on a cow in the Vermont state crest decal on the door had been changed to the... More »

Police Chase Woman, 76, for Miles—at 10mph

Cops form blockade to catch elderly driver

(Newser) - British cops spent more than an hour yesterday in hot pursuit of an elderly lady ... who was driving under 10mph. Police pursued Caroline Turner, 76, for 17 miles after she went the wrong way in a traffic circle, the Daily Mail reports. She didn't stop when police turned their... More »

Teen Busted for Drinking Inside Cop Car

Driver nabbed for DUI; stranded passenger, 19, keeps partying

(Newser) - Picture this: Your friend is pulled over and charged with DUI. Stranded, you ask one of the responding police officers for a ride home, and he obliges. Ensconced in the back seat, you…pop open a can of beer? Did we mention you’re 19? Instantly, a ride home turns... More »

Cops Bummed as Ford Kills Crown Vic

(Newser) - In June, Ford brought the heads of the nation’s top police fleets to its Dearborn headquarters and had them test drive its latest Taurus. The goal: to convince them that there would be life after the Crown Victoria. The Crown Vic is the unrivaled king of cop cars, making... More »

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