Sunday, March 14, 2010


I love watching COPS on Saturday nights. It is just so...real. It is very similar to what #1 deals with on a daily basis. Only they don't show the paperwork. PAPERWORK is one of the biggest parts of his job. Everyone is always amazed when they ride along with him at how much he has to do. Just part of the job people. It can't be all drunks, mentals, domestics and burglaries.

I also watch America's Most Wanted because I am pretty convinced I am going to run into one of those creeps on my next trip to ALDI and I need a heads up on who I am dealing with. America's Most Wanted is usually about as far from what #1 deals with on a daily basis as possible.
Anyway, I am allowed to share a story from his work. Many many things I cannot share because of people's privacy and as to not get him in trouble at work. But man have I got stories.

Yesterday he was driving around and saw a car parked in an intersection with hazard lights flashing. He pulled in behind the lady and went up to see what the problem was/if he could help. The lady had her hand stuck in her purse. I'm telling you, he deals with this kind of thing all the time. I would probably have a few sarcastic remarks, but he is pretty professional about incidents like this.

He has delt with her before and knows that the lights are not all on upstaires. Her cell phone had fallen into the lining of her purse. She put her hand in there to get it out, but like a monkey trap, when her hand was on the cell phone, she couldn't pull it back out. So there she sits. In the intersection. Hand in purse. Won't let go of the phone.

Yes, I love to watch COPS. Because my husband is one. Maybe you have to be here.


Amanda said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Where or where do these people live and please can I avoid that place???

Oh yeah. They are most likely my neighbors. ;)



Cop Mama said...

Ha ha ha, like a "monkey trap." Too funny!

That's what keeps the job interesting!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I heard raccoons do that too. Oooh, shiny! ;-)

Rebecca said...

Hey there, just found your blog from Ms. Fuzz. I'm also a cop wife who is very busy (just had another baby) and loves to blog. Nice to "meet" you.
We love watching COPS. At times we opt out so The Mr. (hubster) can get a mental break. You are so right about the paperwork. Not everyone has computer systems like LA. We don't have that high tech stuff where my cop works ugg. Cheers!

Rebecca said...

Oh yeah and congratz on the upcoming baby!!

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LOL....God has a great sense of humor! ;) I was friends with a lot of cops back in the hear ya on the stories..rofl....the giggles have to be there to lessen the heartbreak...