Friday, June 15, 2012

Summertime Antics

As I've said many times, you have to be a unique person to do this job or at least a unique sense of humor. There was a request for the sharing of said antics, but before I do that, I must say this: I answer the phone "Police Department", but what I really should say is, "Animal Control, After Hours Utilities, Medical, Police and Fire Department" I'm not sure it has the same ring, but still... Yesterday was a little crazy, again, we are a small department with a fairly high call volume and a decent per capita crime rate, especially drugs and violent crime. Except for that whole animal control part, we're the epitome of a high class We've handled cats, bats, and squirrels in the last 2 days. My favorite so far is the squirrel, which was stuck in a pool drain. The solution: pick it up with a baton and fling it over the fence. The reaction: "I could have done that!" Then why call the police? The cat call also involved a baton (of course it was the same officer). Cat was stuck in a tree, and why he thought throwing the baton at the cat would make a difference, I'm not entire sure. He's special :) My other favorite of the day: child custody. You don't have a decree from a judge, so a notarized, handwritten statement should do the trick. Right. Where do these geniuses come from?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Time

Sweet Summer Time... Or more aptly, the season of the lunatic fringe. I admit, it has its entertaining moments...