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One of the Biggest Video Games Ditched Police Cars

They're gone from 'Fortnite'

(Newser) - Fortnite is out with a new game map for players, and one thing is conspicuously missing: police cars. They were visible in previous versions, but no more, reports Kotaku . Players have noticed and were flooding online forums with messages of support and criticism, with most assuming the move is related...

She's Accused of Torching Cop Cars. An Etsy Review Did Her In

FBI finds, arrests Philly woman via creative internet sleuthing

(Newser) - "Every Internet user leaves a digital trail." That's how, per Ars Technica , law enforcement tracked down a woman accused of torching two police cars after a peaceful George Floyd protest in Philly last month. ABC News reports that, per a criminal complaint, Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, was arrested...

Lawyers Tossed Molotov Cocktail in Cop Car: Police

Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis are behind bars

(Newser) - Two lawyers are accused of tossing a Molotov cocktail in a police car—a shocking turn for two pals who rose up from simple beginnings to success in the legal field, the New York Post reports. Seems Urooj Rahman, 31, and Colinford Mattis, 32, joined George Floyd protests in New...

Cops: Guy Busted With $140M in Meth Had a 'Very, Very Bad Day'

Van said to have crashed into parked police cars was carrying a lot of meth

(Newser) - If you're going to be driving around with $140 million worth of meth, what definitely falls under the "you had one job" category is to avoid getting pulled over by the cops—or crashing into a couple of cop cars. This week, one man in Sydney, Australia, allegedly...

Wheels Go Missing on Police Cruisers

City has to have cruisers towed after thefts

(Newser) - Police are finding it more difficult to chase anybody in one Mississippi city: The wheels on their cruisers are being stolen. Three police cars had to be towed last weekend after wheels were taken, a Jackson police spokesman said, per WTVY . The cars were parked behind a police museum downtown...

Cops: Felon Steals Cruiser, Live-Streams Ensuing Chase

The officer had left her keys in the car while getting coffee

(Newser) - No wonder more people are ditching cable for the internet. A 25-year-old felon allegedly live-streamed himself stealing a cop car and leading police on a high-speed chase Monday night in Oklahoma, NewsOn6.com reports. Police say John Pinney swiped the cruiser after an officer left her keys in it while...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Randy Bull Trashes Cop Car
 Randy Bull Trashes Cop Car 

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...

Inmate Secretly Adds Pigs to Vermont Police Cars
 Inmate Secretly Adds Pig 
 to Vermont Police Cars 

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...

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...

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...

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