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Overnight Thread

By Wyatt Earp | May 5, 2011

Getting assaulted by a thug can be seen as a badge of honor in the police department. Stories about the cop getting a bottle broken over his head, or getting hit in the arms with a baseball bat are always interesting.

Well, most of the time.

Middletown, N.J. police say Gary Burke, 28, from Atlantic Highlands went into the Sears on Highway 35. He had planned to return a weed whacker he had purchased at the store but the lawn and garden section of the store was closed. Employees told Burke that he would have to return later. They say that Burke started to yell and scream at employees and refused to leave the store. They called police.

Patrolman Thomas Meckier and Patrolman Richard Fulham arrived at the store and told Burke that he would have to leave. They say they were trying to escort him out when Burke hit Meckier with the weed whacker.

If the officer was trimmer, maybe he could have avoided the hit.

After months of enduring a leaking pipe that buckled its floors and sagged its ceilings, an empty Massachusetts house somehow called police for help.

The Salem News reports the 911 call went out to police from a house in Marblehead on Wednesday after water short-circuited the phone system, apparently sparking the emergency call. Officers were sent to the address after the call was recorded as a hang up and a return call got static.

My house won’t even answer the door for me. What’s that all about?

Tonight’s post is sponsored by Pippa Middleton’s perfect arse.


Topics: The Job | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Overnight Thread”

  1. Punslinger Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Weed disagree.

    Too bad they did not call the Lawn Arranger.

  2. Punslinger Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 1:00 am

    He would have solved the situation Pronto.

  3. Ingineer66 Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Pippa’s front is not too shabby either.

  4. Bob G. Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Whoever said the CUSTOMER is ALWAYS right, anyway?
    (not I)

    Pippa can walk away from me ANY day…mmmmmm.


    Stay safe.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Punslinger – Well played!

    Ingineer66 – Just as good as the back!

    Bob G. – The person who coined that phrase didn’t have to deal with these morons.

  6. Kim Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Be thankful he wasn’t returning a chainsaw?

    As for calling the police, in policy and procedures handbook it states that if someone dies on the premises I am to call the police. It never said which police or what jurisdiction. I’m thinking Philly police should be called in such an event.

    Policy is being followed, right?

  7. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    May 5th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    hah… Middletown.. I love it when it’s stories far away, yet also some personal “local” association. Yep, been there, that Sears even. Used to live just south on 35, at Fort Monmouth, and I’ve even been to that Sears as recent as earlier this year.

    oh yeah, and Pippa does have an amazing tush. :-D