Wednesday, November 17, 2010

War Story Wednesday - The Foreign Object

In the early 1990s, while working the Second Precinct desk in Huntington, an agitated gentleman walked into the precinct demanding to know what this foreign object was that someone threw into his swimming pool. It was made of glass and filled with a liquid substance. The desk sergeant, one of the funniest men I've ever met, heard the conversation and came to the desk to take control of the situation before we even had a chance to respond. He took the object and before he could even get a good look at it, dropped it. It broke, and we instantly knew what it was ~ a stink bomb. We left the poor sergeant alone and disappeared to laugh our butts off. He was very embarrassed about the incident and we of course never let him forget it.

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  1. Kathleen - What a funny story!! I feel so bad for that poor sergeant, but I'm sure the man who brought it in was relieved it hadn't gone off in near his swimming pool!

  2. The complainant's agitation level came down pretty quickly, and he didn't stick around. We never let our Sergeant forget it, even reminding him of it years later...he is such a funny guy, I enjoyed working with him in the Precinct. He's still on the job, but to my knowledge, hasn't encountered any more stink bombs!

  3. Kathleen, I'm not quite sure what's in a stink bomb exactly--thankfully never experienced one--but I have had dogs "skunked" several times and it's HORRIBLE! With the first one, we really didn't know what it was, but we were about two hours from home, and had to drive the whole way with all the windows open. Writing this the "aroma" is returning! Goodbye!