So, last night’s real life crime drama played out before my eyes as I rode along LBPD’s finest set of real life police characters in Signal Hill. Many thanks to Officer Taylor who chauffered me along all night and patiently and kindly explained how things work out there in his nightly world of cops and robbers. And kudos to the bad guys we had first hand dealings with who made my night and caused me to take lots and lots of handscribbled notes in the dark as we drove around and arrested, searched, and seized the stuff HBO movies are made of. Here’s a recap of my notes and some of our best scary, or rather shady, moments:
“Just arrested a dude shoplifting at home depot, and brought him in for booking..the kicker was, his wife sat chain smoking outside waiting on us, and yelling the whole time for the car keys so she could bail…
Earlier we busted down the door in room 12 at a motel 6 where a bunch of tweekers were out on bail and had warrants for possession of firearms.
When we went inside, there were glass pipes and the smell of smoke everywhere…they sat out on the curb, cuffed and waiting….
The tall tattooed one in the middle had a brick of Mary Jane bigger than a basketballl…
Looks like he’s going back into the system…Too bad he just got out 3 weeks ago…
Definitely gonna be a long night… more fun and games ahead, as this shift lasts another 12 hours, and we’ve barely just started…
This just in…Gotta go now and chase down a guy reported wandering around with a gun at Mcdonalds…”
Gotta say, I came home pumped at midnight, and wanted to do it all over again! In fact, I’ve already got another one in the works with LBPD so stay tuned for more on this score!
Hope I gave you all something to muse about on this lovely Monday Morning!
What’s your Monday muse?? Jump on in here, the water’s warm!
It really sounds very interesting. I’ll hope to have occasions to read more about it.
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Oh yeah. I was able to not only talk to them but engage in full on coversation.
That’s the thing that surprised me the most, just how up close and personal the job really is!
For example, when the three perps were on the curb, cuffed and waiting, I actually had a conversation with the one girl in the group about how cute her long knee socks were!
And after we had the shoplifter loaded and in back, he told us how hungry he was and about where he was from, in between bouts of crying…
So yeah, the reality was not at all what I imagined it might be! But actually, way better!
I am interested to know if you could talk to the detainees. What reactions they had. I remembered the sentence:reality always surpasses fiction. Does it?
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