A Little Friday File Fun

In Guelph, Ontario, Canada, a police officer saw what looked like a bicycle light heading northbound on a street, but as the light approached, the officer realized the light was coming from inside a motor vehicle. The vehicle was speeding, and as it passed the police cruiser, the officer noted it had no working exterior lights. According to CBC News, the officer stopped the car and “found the driver to be wearing an LED headlamp on his forehead,” police said.

In Mary Esther, Florida, a woman was taken to the hospital for evaluation after crashing her car into a home. The woman told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies she was praying at the time and had her eyes closed, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.

In Vista, California, a sheriff tried to pull over a driver for a minor traffic violation, but instead of stopping, the driving kept going. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the driver meandered through the city for nearly 20 minutes before stopping in the jail parking lot. He ran from the car and clambered over a fence into the jail intake area, where prisoners are driven in for booking, a sheriff’s official said. Easy arrest.

In Chongqing, China, a man met a woman online and found out she has a great admiration for policemen. To impress her, he took her to the local police station, saying he was the police chief. According to the Shanghaiist, before the policeman on duty had a chance to ask who he was, the man said, “Brother, you don’t know your new police chief? Must be because I was only transferred here last week. I’ve been training elsewhere, and haven’t met everyone here yet.” He then asked the policeman to bring his guest a cup of water, and declared that there will be a meeting that night during which he will introduce himself to everyone. The policeman he talked to thought this was odd, so he asked his group leader about this change in leadership, who assured him that there was none. Realizing that there was a fraud in their midst, he detained the imposter, who quickly admitted to his crime.