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12-06-07, 12:50 PM #1
Albuquerque Police Officers fly in police helicopter to pick up donuts at a donut shop
No one begrudges a cop his or her doughnuts, but questions are being asked in Albuquerque about one recent case in which a pair of the city's finest dropped in for a box of Krispy Kremes in a police helicopter.
Eyewitnesses said a Kiowa OH-58 chopper owned by the Albuquerque Police Department -- which reportedly costs taxpayers about $80 an hour to fuel and fly, not including salaries and benefits for two crew members -- came swooping in out of the night sky one recent evening. It circled several times around its intended target, then alighted in a nearby lot while a passenger went in for a box of doughnuts. Mission accomplished, the chopper buzzed off, sounding the siren by way of bidding onlookers adieu.
While most observers seemed to take the sighting in stride, a doughnutshop employee who watched the scene unfold wasn't so amused. "I was angry, and I'm still a little angry," the witness told the Albuquerque Journal. "That's my tax dollars, your tax dollars. You've got no business flying in to get doughnuts."
Naturally, such complaints have led to a police investigation. "Between the two of them, I don't know how they decided that was a good idea," a police-department official told the newspaper. "If they violated policy or procedure, they're going to get disciplined for it. We've worked too hard to make this a professional unit to let lack of common sense tear us down."
12-06-07, 02:18 PM #2Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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12-06-07, 02:57 PM #3
Unfortunately, I have seen that kind of judgement before.....it usually precedes an administrative ass whuppin!
I'll bet you guys 50 bucks the whistle blower has a rap sheet....any takers?
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12-06-07, 04:16 PM #4
Heh.. i think that is kinda funny they kinda stupid at the same time lol~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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I can imagine the conversation in the helo prior to the incident...
Co-Pilot: "Dude, I bet you $50 you don't got the balls to land this bitch in the parking lot and let me go in for donuts"
Pilot: "Your on!!" **dives for the landing**
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12-07-07, 05:20 AM #8
That if freaking awesome. Some times you have to let loose a little. So are we not entitled to stopping for a quick break. No different then driving to the donut shop. Did he use the bathroom, he could claim he had emergency bathroom issue.....
That is funny, might not be right, but darn funny
12-07-07, 09:53 AM #9
Krispy Kremes ARE really good donuts.
12-07-07, 09:56 AM #10
12-07-07, 10:54 AM #11
I've seen those guys with APD fly. They definitely know what they're doing with those birds. He could probably have landed it in a parking space at the curb.
(Of course he would have had to put a quarter in the parking meter.)
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