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.
Full list of Bizarre Beat results
Deputy fired for waving weapons, quoting 'Training Day'– 16
The deputy was quoting lines from Denzel Washington's character.
Cops pursue cattle after semi crashes– 1
Police in Lenexa, Kansas, spent part of March 3 pursuing cattle through the streets after a semi-trailer rolled over, releasing the herd.
Ind. police pursue 2 mini horses– 4
Miniature horses escaped from their stables near the Indiana State Fairgrounds last week, sending police on a slow-speed chase. They eventually took them to Animal Care and Control.
Cowboy lassos escaped calf from hood of Tenn. cop cruiser– 2
A calf escaped down a Tennessee highway, so a local sheriff and his friend decided to catch the animal themselves.
NJ cop charged with slapping man dressed as bunny– 25
An officer is accused of slapping a man who was wearing a bunny costume and was blowing an air horn inside a police station.
Kimbo Slice vs. fighter-turned-cop Sean Gannon– 1
For the past decade, Sean Gannon has been restricted to desk duty because police officials say his cognitive abilities have been affected by concussions he received during his fighting career. This footage captures Gannon fighting Kimbo Slice.
Suspect stops at In-N-Out during pursuit–
The man then drove into a neighborhood and dashed in a backyard, where officers took him into custody.
Calif. woman with skull on a stick leads police to body–
Sgt. Bryce Heinlein says the woman told them she had found the skull and led them to an abandoned homeless camp a couple blocks away.
Wis. police dashcam catches arrest of creepy clowns– 1
Just before 4 a.m. Friday, Menasha Police received a report of people wearing clown masks chasing after vehicles. Police found two men, 20 and 29 years old, dressed in clown costumes and a 26-year-old woman who’d been driving the men around.
Dartmouth police produce clown PSA– 1
Chief Robert Szala of the Dartmouth Police Department released a video PSA with a serious message of zero tolerance on recent clown craze.
Fla. officers capture massive alligator near school–
Davie Police in Florida captured a massive 11-foot, 450-pound alligator Wednesday morning. The alligator, which was caught on a popular walking path, was within two blocks of a local middle school. Police say the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has been trying to catch the creature for some time but hasn't been able to track it down, until now.
Drunk man tries to escape police, gets TASERed–
A man was pulled over for driving under the influence when he tried to flee cops, beer still in hand. The pursuit didn't last long due to the suspect getting tased.
Texas inmates save jailer's life–
The CO was watching over the inmates and joking with them when he lost consciousness.
Naked man taunts cops in Times Square–
Police say officers were trying to talk the man down from the iconic red stairs over the ticket booth when he jumped.
Terrible parking job helps cops crack hit-and-run case–
A viral video capturing a horrendous parking job helped cops make an arrest.
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