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Cops Corner: Hall of Fame September 1, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, People.
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IMGP1662Since its debut on December 7, 1978, amusing incidents shared in the Longboat Observer’s “Cops Corner” have been read on The Tonight Show and featured in New Yorker cartoons.

This past July, the Observer printed a few of the funniest reports from the 35-year history of Cops Corner.

Here are the best of the best:

Jan. 1, 1979 ~ 2:29 pm ~ Woman reports someone walking in her attic.  House has no attic.  Frequent caller.

Nov. 9, 1993 ~ 11:08 pm ~ Ketch Lane.  Woman reports knocking at her door.  Forgot she ordered pizza.

May 4, 2009 ~ 2:45 pm ~ 4700 block of GMD.  Police responded to a hotel about a report of missing sunglasses, only to be told by the vacationer that he had found the glasses . . . when they fell from the top of his head.

IMGP0864March 26, 1980 ~ 9:24 am ~ Officer reports a physical clash between two men aged 75 and 76.  Altercation brought to a halt by shortness of breath on both parts.  Only minor injuries sustained.

April 10, 1999 ~ 9:59 pm ~ 7100 block of Longboat Drive North.  Suspicious Person.  Subject walking around carport with flashlight.  Subject looking for mother’s teeth.  She takes them out when she drives.

June 11, 1995 ~ 4:10 pm ~ 4000 block GMD.  Female reports seeing an “America’s Most Wanted” person.  Check made, not him.

April 29, 1985 ~ 11:08 pm ~ Gulfside Drive.  Man reports woman with live chicken on her shoulder refuses to leave his home.  Woman escorted off Key.

Source:  Hall of Fame ~ Cops Corner

Aah . . . that’s better!

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