It’s been a while since I talked about work, so I figured I’d talk about some craziness.
I have often said that as long as you look like you are supposed to be doing whatever you are doing, then no one will question it. Take tonight: a couple of guys drove into an apartment complex parking lot and backed their truck up to a motorcyle. They then proceeded to load the motorcycle into the back of the truck and drive off. This was done in front of a number of witnesses.
Half an hour later when the resident of the apartment returned to find his motorcycle missing, they were surprised that those two guys had been stealing the thing. They thought it looked a bit suspicious, but, hey, those guys looked like they knew what they were doing.
I could tell a lot of stories like this. Ones where the police department never gets a chance to do anything about a problem because no one tells us about it. (I’m thinking of a story where this guy called to complain that the police hadn’t done anything about this crazy incident at his daughter’s residence, and after five or ten minutes of complaining figured out that the police didn’t do anything because no one called us about the incident in question.)
In other dispatch news: don’t go AWOL. The military is never pleased when you take their signing bonus and then try to bail on the rest of it. They’ll basically come get you anywhere in the country.