Wednesday, November 3, 2010

War Story Wednesday -The Stolen Bike

I've been remiss in the War Story department, so I apologize ~ and without further ado, this week's installment:

During my early years on patrol, I responded to a call of a stolen bike. When I rang the doorbell, a gentleman answered the door. He took one look at me and walked away. His wife came running. "You'll have to excuse my husband. He always wanted to be a cop, but he has a bad back. He feels that a disabled man would still make a better cop than an able-bodied female."

I still took the report.

If you have a police-related "war story" you'd like to share, feel free to enter in the comments below, or write a blog post and let me know so I can link to your post.


  1. Sorry, but that's funny. I applaud you for taking the report.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Kathleen - Oh, unbelievable! I know there are really people who feel that way, but yeesh!! Quite professional of you to take the report despite his Neanderthal attitude.

  3. A worse problem than his bad back was his lack of tact. Just the kind of person we don't need to be "serving and protecting" us poor citizens, some of whom are women.

  4. Hi Mason,
    It is funny when I look back at it! I was stunned at the time.

    Hi Margot,
    Oh, they certainly do exist ~ and you're right, I think most times they keep it to themselves. It's funny how the wife immediately knew why he walked away.

    Hi Charles,
    You're absolutely correct ~ you make an excellent point. With an attitude like that, what kind of cop would he have made?