Great Thread Dave.
I wish i could relate a good cop story as well, but alas the only good one I have the pleasure of knowing is Semperfortis.
This story relates to a friend of my daughter's who is 17 and has a tendency to run away from home quite a bit.
When this first happened, of course the police doing the right thing, canvassed all the houses of her known friends.
My daughter had not heard from her, but we told them if we did hear anything, we would certainly call.
Well, 12 hours later, another two cops show up at the door, asking the same questions. I gave them the same answers.
Every 12 hours, every shift change, we would get a new set of cops at the door asking the same questions.
My daughter still had not heard from her friend, and had taken it upon herself to speak to others online to see if they had heard anything.
This went on for three days, and I was getting quite annoyed.
The final straw, was a knock on my door at 11:30 at night , I was already in bed, but my 13 year old son was up watching a movie.
He answered the door, two cops standing there,and they didn't ask to speak to me.
He said the one walked around the back of the house while the other proceeded to threaten him.
He was told that if he was hiding my daughter's friend in here, or if he knew where she was that he would be charged.They asked him all kinds of
questions, but never once asked to talk to an adult. They scared the bejesus out of my son, and he didn't even do anything. We had been fully
I asked him why he didn't come and wake me up, he said he was too scared to leave the door.
I WAS PISSED.
I immediately called our local police station and went up one side of them and down the other. I don't take crap off of anyone, cop or not.
Needless to say, they didn't return after that.
Don't mess with AccessDenied.
edit to add, the girl did return safely home after about 2 weeks.She had hitchhiked for a good 5 days to get to her boyfriends house in a city 12
hours from here. Even though we had suggested the police look there, they argued that they doubted she had left the city at all.
[edit on 19-5-2008 by AccessDenied]