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    looks like the officer was responding to a call

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    It would appear something needs to be said about that front crash guard. Bumblebee didn't seem to fair so well.
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    Truth is the cop was really a Decepticon
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    It would appear something needs to be said about that front crash guard. Bumblebee didn't seem to fair so well.

    +1 That thing held up real well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    Truth is the cop was really a Decepticon
    Hahaha!
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    The story as I understand it is that one department handled closing the road for filming, and the other cop (different department) was responding to a suspicious package (possible bomb) call and didn't realize that road was closed. Fun ensued. The officer was taken to a local hospital, treated and released with very minor injuries. I can look up the links if anyone really wants them. If I am remembering right, Bumblebee was basically a remote controlled stunt car.
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    Sorry, Ducky, that doesn't make sense. The K9 Tahoe was MPDC, the streets there are DC (I think that's the Ronald Reagan Building on the corner)... Shouldn't have been anyone but MPDC handling the street closures.

    What I'd guess is that someone forgot about the closures...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    Sorry, Ducky, that doesn't make sense. The K9 Tahoe was MPDC, the streets there are DC (I think that's the Ronald Reagan Building on the corner)... Shouldn't have been anyone but MPDC handling the street closures.

    What I'd guess is that someone forgot about the closures...
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    A yellow Camaro doubling for Autobot hero Bumblee walloped a real-live Washington, D.C., police Tahoe driven by a bomb technician rushing to inspect a suspicious package on 3rd Street.
    That area of the Washington Mall had been closed for filming, but the cops apparently had their radio frequencies mixed up.
    A source confirmed to E! News that the production had established a perimeter for the filming and that the technician accidentally drove through the set.
    The scene was supposed to involve damage to a Deception Corvette. Instead, the D.C. officer, his truck, and the stuntman behind the wheel of Bumblebee suffered minor injuries.

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    From a cop buddy who was onscene, the guy was running code to something he didn't need to be running code to. MPDC should have blocked the street but failed. This was the only cop in the city unaware the movie was in this spot

    In short, lots of stupidity on MPDC's part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    From a cop buddy who was onscene, the guy was running code to something he didn't need to be running code to. MPDC should have blocked the street but failed. This was the only cop in the city unaware the movie was in this spot

    In short, lots of stupidity on MPDC's part.
    Like that's new...

    I wouldn't want the job of most MPDC officers if you quadrupled the salary -- but there's an awful lot of dumb stuff that goes on over there, too...
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    Since there is nothing that says anything to the contrary, I guess the K9 was OK or not in the vehicle.

    If this turns out to be the officers fault I can see it costing him a bunch, not necessarily in money either.
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    There was no K9 in the car. He was an evidence tech or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    There was no K9 in the car. He was an evidence tech or something.


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