Being a police officer in Ohio must resemble working as a night watchman in a grain silo. Unless you’re patrolling downtown Cleveland, there isn’t much to do but ogle the farm animals and lament the fact your state doesn’t have a real football team. Sometimes, however, fate smiles upon you, and action rears its ugly head.
Police say a driver who led officers on a high-speed chase in Ohio earlier this month turned out to be an off-duty officer — and so was his passenger.
Fairlawn police on Monday released footage of the May 7 chase, which shows an on-duty officer’s apparent surprise when he realizes fellow city officers were in a sport utility vehicle that was clocked going more than 40 mph over the speed limit and failed to stop. The chase lasted for about a minute. (H/T – TXNick)
When I occasionally worked as a burglary detail team on the overnight shift, my partner and I would blow lights in front of our coworkers, hoping they didn’t recognize the district’s unmarked BD car. Not saying this was the case in this instance, but I could see the off-duty cops screwing with the on-dutys, just because.