Jessica, I Need You: Miami Cop Puts Cruiser Up A Pole

A Miami police officer was reportedly distracted and proceeded to put his cruiser up a utility pole at a 45-degree angle

Worse yet, he had to be helped out of the car by the Miami Fire Rescue. How bad is that going to be around the water cooler tomorrow? What is interesting is that, I assume, such accidents will not count against a driver’s insurance or license. No points and no higher insurance rate for his personal vehicle. Sweet. Of course, the mocking glances of fire fighters for the next year will be punishment enough.

The officer’s name is being withheld, but our own research indicates that it may be Jerry . . .

Source: MSNBC

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24 thoughts on “Jessica, I Need You: Miami Cop Puts Cruiser Up A Pole”

  1. I bet ya 10 Thousands Dollars that if we used our laptops while driving we’d get a Careless or Reckless driving Ticket….

  2. Anon,

    Thanks for the clarification on how it got up there. I saw that the bumper was on the ground after I wrote that, but I’m still impressed the wires held. Even with only part of the car’s weight, I’d have expected them to pull away from the pole if not break. Still . . . I’m betting the driver had to change his or her pants.

  3. Gene,

    “Witnesses reported that the car had been traveling westbound on Alief-Clodine when the driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median, and made contact with the guide wire from the ground to the telephone pole, propelling the vehicle upward onto the wires.”

    So apparently it hit the guide wire that is barely visible and “climbed it”.

    It does seem impressive the cables are holding the weight, except they aren’t. The car seems to be sitting on the ground, so the cables merely resist the torque of the off-centered mass of the car

  4. As soon as I saw this story, I flashed back to 1974 and “Freebie and the Bean.” Best. Flying. Car. Clip. Evah!

  5. Frankly, it doesn’t end there. Law enforcement just used a Predator drone to go after three hillbillies. Sovereign citizen types, where nutcase meets heavily armed paranoia. So they used an unarmed Predator for aerial surveillance.

    It is a good thing they did not hang Hellfire missiles on the wings or we would be reading an entirely different story. Like when some yahoos down along the border decided to shoot at a low flying Blackhawk helicopter a few years ago. The helicopter crew hosed them down with their .30 cal. chain gun.

  6. Frankly,

    The arrival of these new weapons to domestic law enforcement is something that we’ve been talking about for a while. I looked back and did write about the one you mentioned here back as far as 2008:

    The Dazzler : a type of a directed-energy weapon employing intense visible light, usually generated by a laser. It is a non-lethal weapon intended to cause temporary blindness or disorientation. Blinding weapons are banned by 1995 United Nations Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons. Dazzlers are not intended to cause permanent blindness, therefore are thought to be able to skirt this regulation

    No doubt we can anticipate cheap, handheld versions of these laser weapons next. I predict that drones used for domestic law enforcement will quickly be equipped with many of these “non-lethal” weapons as well.

  7. anon,

    What’s really impressive about that photo is that the driver got the car high enough off the ground to get the front linkage hung over the wires. That the lines held the car’s weight is almost equally impressive.

  8. Saw a video of a cop blowing a stop sign who is obviously working his PC while driving.

    Someone is going to get killed & people will be surprised.

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