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Police officer responds to a breaking & entering...
« on: September 14, 2010, 01:06:05 PM »
... but it turns into something sweet.  I'm going to rate it a two tissue article, possibly more.

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Re: Police officer responds to a breaking & entering...
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 01:15:06 PM »
Im glad it turned out but the cynic in me still would have liked a line about verifying the information.  Not to cozy with the notion that if in uniform a cop will take you at your word that you belong somewhere.

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Re: Police officer responds to a breaking & entering...
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 04:02:38 PM »
Maybe he did, but it's not really a news-worthy line. Or maybe the cop realized the soldier was telling the truth when he asked him to call his mom. :)

That is a way-cool story, though! I think it actually turned into an even better surprise than the soldier had planned for.
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Re: Police officer responds to a breaking & entering...
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 04:19:13 PM »
I heard this on my way to campus this morning on the local radio station.

Thank goodness I'm not diabetic, I would have gone into a coma from the sweetness.




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Re: Police officer responds to a breaking & entering...
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 06:32:51 PM »
Im glad it turned out but the cynic in me still would have liked a line about verifying the information.  Not to cozy with the notion that if in uniform a cop will take you at your word that you belong somewhere.

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It's not like the officer helped the kid break into the house. For all we know, the kid showed the officer his license, which listed the correct address. (Then again, his parents could have done what my grandparents did... they moved across town while my Dad was overseas and didn't tell him - really confused him when he came home on leave, and they didn't go the way he was expecting them to go when they left the airport!)

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Re: Police officer responds to a breaking & entering...
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 04:05:25 AM »
I'm probably a horrible person but all I could think was that it's kind of cruel to make the mother worry that something was wrong with her house. Wouldn't have showing up at home be a nice surprise enough, without breaking in and involving the police? (I don't really like surprises or practical jokes though)

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Re: Police officer responds to a breaking & entering...
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 05:50:36 AM »
It is a sweet story (and I notice that the cop very cleverly kept the young man in place until he could confirm his story), but Iam I a bad person for wondering how it would have worked out if the soldier had been black?

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Re: Police officer responds to a breaking & entering...
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 11:35:30 AM »
It is a sweet story (and I notice that the cop very cleverly kept the young man in place until he could confirm his story), but Iam I a bad person for wondering how it would have worked out if the soldier had been black?

Well, it's not a *nice* thought, is it? Kind of assuming the policeman involved was racist without any evidence to the fact, right?
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Re: Police officer responds to a breaking & entering...
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 01:13:37 PM »
It is a sweet story (and I notice that the cop very cleverly kept the young man in place until he could confirm his story), but Iam I a bad person for wondering how it would have worked out if the soldier had been black?

Well, it's not a *nice* thought, is it? Kind of assuming the policeman involved was racist without any evidence to the fact, right?

Indeed it isn't a nice thought.  But is it completely unrealistic?  This individual police officer may be able to assess situations without allowing any prejudice into his thoughts, but how many of us can do that?