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    LEO uniforms mistaken for costumes, and vice versa?

    Ever have someone mistake your LEO uniform for a costume on Halloween? Or ever arrest someone dressed in an LEO uniform for Halloween for impersonating an officer?

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    I work with a couple of guys who put the uniform on and impersonate being a police officer.
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    I was once mistaken for a simple paperboy. I was pretty pissed about that, so I tossed that woman's paper in the bushes every week for a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey703 View Post
    I work with a couple of guys who put the uniform on and impersonate being a police officer.
    I think we all do.
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    Jenna, I haven't seen many three foot tall cops around here holding plastic pumpkins for candy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Jenna, I haven't seen many three foot tall cops around here holding plastic pumpkins for candy.
    No, I find you can get more in a bucket.
    the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Jenna, I haven't seen many three foot tall cops around here holding plastic pumpkins for candy.
    I work with one of those too. Well he is not a kid but he is often mistaken for one because of his height. And I could have swore I saw him lastnight running around with a plastic pumpkin.
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    No, I haven't seen any of that but I have been mistaken for security while doing a walk-through at the mall. That irks me greatly for some reason.
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    Now that I think about it, about 6 years ago I was detatched to work a fair in St. Louis City. We rode the Metrolink that goes across to Illinois to help with any crowd problems.
    I remember this lady asked me if I was a "Rent a Cop". That pissed me off big time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Now that I think about it, about 6 years ago I was detatched to work a fair in St. Louis City. We rode the Metrolink that goes across to Illinois to help with any crowd problems.
    I remember this lady asked me if I was a "Rent a Cop". That pissed me off big time.
    Did she get a quick karate chop to the throat
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    Too often, we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown, BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to reach out and bitch slap that motherf*cker upside the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey703 View Post
    Did she get a quick karate chop to the throat
    HAHA! Trust me, I wanted to throw her off the train, while still moving!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beans View Post
    Now that I think about it, about 6 years ago I was detatched to work a fair in St. Louis City. We rode the Metrolink that goes across to Illinois to help with any crowd problems.
    I remember this lady asked me if I was a "Rent a Cop". That pissed me off big time.

    Dude, that was a pickup line!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    Dude, that was a pickup line!

    Wise men stand behind me, brave men stand beside me, but only fools stand against me.

    The force that propels you to prevail when you are put to a test of survival will be a mindset that refuses to accept nothing but winning.

    Too often, we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown, BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to reach out and bitch slap that motherf*cker upside the head.

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    I responded to a shooting a few years ago on Halloween and found myself momentarily detained because an officer thought I was just wearing a costume...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey703 View Post
    I work with one of those too. Well he is not a kid but he is often mistaken for one because of his height. And I could have swore I saw him lastnight running around with a plastic pumpkin.
    He didn't share his candy with you? Now that is just stingy!!!
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    This thread brings to mind an unfortunate incident that occurred in the Hollywood (CA) area a couple of years ago. A gentleman arrived at the party dressed as a criminal and would periodically pull a toy gun from a shoulder holster and wave it about yelling out commands. The LAPD was called due to the party noise. Upon arrival, one two-man unit began to address the problem when one of the officers observed the partier pull the weapon and start yelling commands. The officer yelled for the suspect to drop the weapon - an act that did not take place. The officer fired in fear for his life and the lives of those in the room. Result: One party goer dead, numerous attendees traumatized, one officer with great remorse and regret for taking a life. It happens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    This thread brings to mind an unfortunate incident that occurred in the Hollywood (CA) area a couple of years ago. A gentleman arrived at the party dressed as a criminal and would periodically pull a toy gun from a shoulder holster and wave it about yelling out commands. The LAPD was called due to the party noise. Upon arrival, one two-man unit began to address the problem when one of the officers observed the partier pull the weapon and start yelling commands. The officer yelled for the suspect to drop the weapon - an act that did not take place. The officer fired in fear for his life and the lives of those in the room. Result: One party goer dead, numerous attendees traumatized, one officer with great remorse and regret for taking a life. It happens!
    Being that this happened in LALA Land, I bet he got raked over the coals in the press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    I was once mistaken for a simple paperboy. I was pretty pissed about that, so I tossed that woman's paper in the bushes every week for a month.
    I resemble that remark. So you're the reason I get complaints on my paper route.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    No, I haven't seen any of that but I have been mistaken for security while doing a walk-through at the mall. That irks me greatly for some reason.
    Same thing happened to me but I was at a gun show.
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