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The Bizarre Beat topic gives police officers a place to get news articles of the weird, including the naked protesters, drunks in clown costumes, and all other oddball encounters cops have on the street on a daily basis. The job is deadly serious, but there are dozens of calls for service that leave the responding officers shaking their heads and laughing as they get back into their squads.
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Angry Taco Bell customer fires assault rifle at cops

The man was angry the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone from 99 cents to $1.49 - Full Story


Police Limit Comic: March 20, 2011 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: March 20, 2011

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story


Drunk man steals snowplow, slams 6 cars, stops to fight trooper

The man was on a layover at the airport after celebrating St. Patrick's Day when he stole the truck - Full Story


Video: Naked man robs Los Angeles preschool

The nude burglar, who has not been caught, was captured on surveillance video - Full Story


Woman robs store, gets busted at St. Patty's parade

Threatened convenience store clerk with a screwdriver and then attended parade in same outfit - Full Story


Mall video triggers 10-hour manhunt

Mall video triggers 10-hour manhunt

Security at the biggest mall in Virginia called dispatch reporting a man with a "big assault rifle." Dozens of cops and a SWAT team evacuated the mall to search for the man and the weapon.
False secondhand report


Better to underreact or overreact?

Was it a rifle? Or a black umbrella? Police responding to the rifle-report at Valley View Mall, couldn't be sure - Full Story


Man carrying umbrella triggers Va. mall manhunt

"It definitely was an assault rifle," the guard said. Dozens swarmed and evacuated the mall during a failed 10-hour search - Full Story


A sky-high DUI

"I can't have you driving down the road in a Skyjack drinking beer," the officer said. "Come on down and we'll get this figured out."
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Idaho impersonator nabbed after cell phone 'trick'

Pair a 'smart phone' with a dumb idea and you end up with one man in jail, charged with unlawful exercise of the function of police officer - Full Story

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