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