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Re: Welcome to the funny spot on your dial!

Postby WeyaH » Mon May 04, 2009 3:38 pm

A buddy of mine (Bill) was an Army MP in Germany just after the Berlin Wall came down.

He worked in Customs, and often went undercover with the German police.

He related a story to me about one evening, he and a German cop were looking for some East Germans that had smuggled some firearms into West Germany. They found out that the BGs were in an abandoned building and the two of them went inside looking for them.

The two cops weren't being sneaky about their approach, and kept announcing themselves as they went from room to room. They had made it to the third floor, and heard some noise behind a closed door. They shouted for the BGs to surrender, but they didn't get a response, so they decided on a different plan. They were going to make a tactical entry with recon by fire (this is when MPs still carried .45s). Bill kicked the door in, and the German fired a few rounds into the room, and something charged them. Bill opened up with his .45 and put two rounds into the stray dog...10 seconds later they heard the two smugglers screaming that they wanted to surrender...from two floors up.

They caught the bad guys, but Bill still had to explain to the Command Sergeant Major exactly WHY he had discharged his firearm in a "reckless and unlawful manner."

Nothing like the sound of a 1911 to ruin a BGs day.
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Re: Welcome to the funny spot on your dial!

Postby Eddie2612 » Sun May 10, 2009 11:16 am

Ok... When I was in high school in AZ, a good friend of mine's (who had moved to Scottsdale, AZ from Midland / Odessa TX) dad was telling us about his early days with the sherrifs dept in the early 80's.. Apparently during the Iran hostage deal the Midland area sherrifs dept decided they were going to ticket all Arabs they saw this day -- well, my friends dad told of this guy that he was pulling over (legit for speeding) and the guy throws his hands out the open window holding a passport yelling "I Isreali, I not Arab - I get 4 tickets already today" -- my buddies dad was trying not to smile (thought it was a crazy thing) - got the guys name and made the tickets go away..

Crazy..
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Re: Welcome to the funny spot on your dial!

Postby HankB » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:20 pm

i think I posted this story once before, but I like it so much it's worth repeating.

A guy I knew slightly 'way back in my college days apparently fit the description or profile of some wanted criminal - probably a bank robber or something. He was stopped by police, taken out of his vehicle, lots of backup called, cuffed and made to sit by the side of the road. Thing is, the guy was some sort of amateur magician, and got out of the cuffs himself - threw them in the (water filled) ditch along the road. Meanwhile, he just sat there with his hands behind his back. (For some reason, they didn't put him in the back of a squad car.)

Even after they tossed his car and realized he wasn't the bad guy they wanted, it took a while before they decided to let him go. Several of the LEOs drove off, and finally the cop who'd cuffed him came to turn him loose . . . but since his hands were already free, the cop wanted to know where his cuffs were . . . guy said "Oh, they were hurting me, so one of the other officers took them off."

"WHICH officer?"

"I don't know, with uniforms, you guys all look alike to me."

That was his story, and he stuck to it.

So the cop lost a set of handcuffs, and with the finger pointed squarely at his fellow LEOs, probably some ill-feeling resulted.

Moral: Don't mess with magicians. Even amateurs. :lol:
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