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The Too-Clever-By-Half Award Nominee

Post by Corlyss_D » Wed May 24, 2006 9:22 pm

Bad Boys! Bad Boys! Whatcha Gonna Do?
Wednesday, May 24, 2006

March 31, 2006
One can only assume the dialogue between James Merket, fake cop extraordinaire, and Cpl. Clayton Willis, actual cop extraordinaire, went something like this:

Merket: “Hey there, officer, I’ll need your license and registration please … psyche!”

Willis: “I’ll need to borrow your handcuffs now, doofus.”

It seems that Merket, who may have watched one too many episodes of "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" in his time, was driving a car with police gear and emergency lights when he pulled over an off-duty sheriff’s deputy for speeding, TheIndyChannel.com reports.

Cops say the un-uniformed Merket identified himself as a state policeman and asked Cpl. Willis if he was in a hurry.

But Willis wasn’t buying it.

After a quick conversation, he followed Merket back to his car, at which point the bogus bobby changed his tune.

"He stated, 'Hey, I lied to you. I'm not a police officer,'" Willis said. "So, I grabbed his wrist, escorted him out of the vehicle and put his hands on his roof. I then took his weapon from him and proceeded to handcuff him with his cuffs, ironically enough."

Merket faces charges of unlawful use of a police radio and impersonating a public servant.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196844,00.html
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Post by Ralph » Wed May 24, 2006 10:42 pm

We've had a couple of those incidents here recently.
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Post by RebLem » Wed May 24, 2006 10:48 pm

Corlyss, this guy sure is a dumb crook, but he is not eligible for a Darwin Award. Darwin Awards are reserved for people who do things, not necessarily criminal, that are stupid and result in said stupid person removing himself from the gene pool. This usually occurs because said stupid person kills himself (it is, I must ruefully admit, a male far more often than not), but not necessarily. Sometimes people destroy the family jewels in unique or innovative ways, but live.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Wed May 24, 2006 10:58 pm

RebLem wrote:Corlyss, this guy sure is a dumb crook, but he is not eligible for a Darwin Award. Darwin Awards are reserved for people who do things, not necessarily criminal, that are stupid and result in said stupid person removing himself from the gene pool. This usually occurs because said stupid person kills himself (it is, I must ruefully admit, a male far more often than not), but not necessarily. Sometimes people destroy the family jewels in unique or innovative ways, but live.
:oops: Thanks. I didn't realize that. I'll correct the error.
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