Best of Bizarre Beat: 15 strangest stories of 2016
From go-kart pursuits to creepy clowns, we’ve gathered 15 of the strangest stories 2016 had to offer
By PoliceOne Staff
There’s nothing quite like life on the beat. It’s a front row seat to the greatest show on Earth, and in such a stressful profession, having a laugh and embracing the weird is as important a survival skill as going out on the range. From go-kart pursuits to creepy clowns, we’ve gathered 15 of the strangest stories 2016 had to offer. Take a look and add any we missed in the comments. Be sure to also check out all of our 2016 End of Year special coverage.
That parking job alone should be a crime.
They say fingers are high in protein and help fight off free radicals.
Never commit a crime in, near, or within 20 miles of a doughnut shop – you will be caught before you’ve even finished the job.
Further evidence that In-N-Out has the best burger in the nation (in fact, the P1 team is fueled by Double-Doubles and Animal Fries).
(Photo/Brea Police Department)
A different kind of mannequin challenge.
Was there a stronger sign that we are living in the end times than the string of creepy clown incidents that sparked terror across the nation this year? Nope, can’t think of a single thing from 2016 more apocalyptic than that…
Live by the sword…
Was he trying to get back to 2015? We don’t blame him.
The woman was heard screaming “Jehovah” during the incident.
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Budget cuts to the Oakland PD meant their fleet was not equipped with the red turtle shells that could have ended this pursuit a lot quicker.
Because you’re never truly off duty.
Chris credits his stepfather for his shooting skills.
Driver: "That's what I get for playing this dumb a** game."
(Photo/Aurora Police Department via AP)
Can this deputy buy me a lotto ticket?
(Photo/Pinellas County Jail)
We have a suspicion the “loud music” was Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” on repeat.