Monday, June 25, 2012

Doofus Of The Day #610

Today's winner is from Australia.  (A tip o' the hat to reader Snoggeramus for sending me the link to the article.)

AN INTOXICATED John Hendry tried to hail a police car because he though it was a taxi, the Rockhampton Magistrate's Court was told on Monday.

Police prosecutor Acting Sgt Paige Barrow told the court police stopped to speak to Hendry on George St about 1am on June 3 after another vehicle was forced to brake heavily to avoid hitting him.

She said when officers began to question Hendry he requested a free ride home, and when officers refused Hendry became abusive and swore at the officer.

Defence lawyer Brian McGowran said Hendry ... simply mistook the police vehicle for a Rockhampton taxi.

There's more at the link.

I guess police are only too happy when their 'customers' mistake them for taxis!  It makes giving them a ride - to the cop shop - a whole lot easier . . .


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