By in Humor

Even the Police Can Make a Boo-Boo

At the time, I was either in my late teens or early twenties. My sister, who is two years younger than I am, had her car stolen.

The good news is, the car was recovered, undamaged. The thieves were caught.

How did it come about? My sister had received 3 parking violations for her car, which was (believe it or not, Ripley!) parked in the Police Department's parking lot. They had ticketed it 3 times without ever checking to see if it could have been a stolen car!

Wish I had a photo of the faces of the police when they were informed by my sister and parents that it had been stolen... It would have been priceless!

Anyway, it had been stolen by a few joy riders, young people. Kindly, my parents and sister allowed the youths to simply receive a reprimand. Charges were dismissed, although it took a little finagling to expunge the parking citations, again, believe it or not.


Image Credit » PD Image of a Police Car https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_car#/media/File:Polizeifahrzeug_der_Stadtpolizei_Akron,_Ohio,_1899.jpg

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MegL wrote on February 8, 2018, 8:30 AM

That was kind, to allow the joy riders to get away with a reprimand. I wonder whether that made a difference to their lives? I love Ripley's believe it or not. Bet those policemen's faces were red!

BarbRad wrote on February 8, 2018, 10:48 PM

I agree with Meg. There must have been some red faces at the police department. I guess ticketing is higher on the priority list than finding a missing car.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 9, 2018, 8:37 AM

This is one for the books. And it is definitely a story that is one of a kind.

VinceSummers wrote on February 9, 2018, 8:47 AM

Let's hope it's one of a kind, anyway, eh? "Shades of egg on the face, Batman!" Speaking of that, I should download some Batman episodes. They are very relaxing...