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Traffic Cop Stops His Own Stolen Truck

By Wyatt Earp | October 31, 2008

Easiest arrest . . . EVER!

FRISCO, Texas – A police officer directing traffic outside of a concert in suburban Dallas noticed a familiar-looking truck driving by — his own. The startling sight led to the arrest of James Matthew Herring, 22, who is charged with theft and evading arrest, police said.

Officer Jerry Varner said he parked his maroon pickup about 100 yards from where he was directing traffic Saturday night. He said he didn’t notice anyone breaking in but recognized his truck coming toward him.

Varner ordered the driver to pull over. Instead, the man put the truck in reverse and attempted to flee, striking several vehicles, police said.

Police cars eventually surrounded the truck. The driver tried to run but was soon caught, police said. (H/TJim)

And you just know the thief tried to tell the officer, “Um, it’s my car!” Moron.

Topics: The Job | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Traffic Cop Stops His Own Stolen Truck”

  1. leoni2 Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Yeah, and the officer’s response was, “Except I was the one who’d just parked it, you, Kelso, you.” I hope he’ll get the book thrown at his candy ass.

    And speaking of officers, I said thank you for all of your work to a couple of them as I was heading off to the parade earlier this afternoon. Made their day.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Leoni2 – It always does, because we hear it so infrequently. Thanks. 5+ hours, though. Cripes, the kids down there must be so pissed at their parents. It’s Halloween!!!

  3. Rick Says:
    October 31st, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    A real fool.

  4. RT Says:
    November 1st, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Do they have special cells for the really, really, really idiotic ones?

    (And yeah….could they have had the parade the day after Halloween? Heck. On a Saturday maybe? I could’ve gone. I wanted to go so much. )

  5. USA_Admiral Says:
    November 1st, 2008 at 10:18 am

    A criminal mastermind. When he gets out of jail he will go far.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    November 1st, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Rick – A fool or a tool?

    RT – Saturday would have been a better idea, in my opinion. I liked that 1210-AM covered the parade OVER THE RADIO and started their coverage TWO HOURS before it started! Morons.

    Admiral – He is definitely suited for public office.