Deputy Belinda Mangum of the Travis County (TX) Sheriff’s Office pulls over a vehicle with three male occupants. The officer smells marijuana coming from the vehicle and sees what appears to be pot on the driver’s shirt. After detaining all three men and searching the very dirty vehicle, Deputy Mangum finds a bag of marijuana inside the car. The driver is subsequently arrested for possession of the marijuana – a class B misdemeanor in the state of Texas.
Officer Derrick Pendergrass of the Chattanooga Police Department (TN) responds to a distress call after passersby observe a woman bleeding from the head and passed out on the sidewalk. After making contact with the woman, it becomes obvious that the woman is extremely intoxicated and is unable to answer questions or remember how she came to be at the location passed out. After the woman refuses to stay seated, she attempts to bite Officer Pendergrass. When paramedics arrive, she again attempts to bite the officer and is told that she will be maced if she does so again. After several witnesses claim that she was arguing with a man and causing a scene, she is arrested for public disorderly, public intoxication and assault on a police officer.
Officer Matt Fey of the North Las Vegas Police Department conducts a routine traffic stop on a vehicle that ran a stop sign. Officer Fey becomes suspicious of the occupants due to their nervous behavior during questioning. When the defiant driver repeatedly ignores an order to keep his hands on the steering wheel, Officer Fey is forced to spray him with mace. Surprisingly, the desperate driver escapes the officer’s grasp and takes off in the vehicle. The suspects lead several units into a desert area where the driver bails out of the vehicle. He’s eventually captured in some nearby brush by a swarm of officers. When asked why he ran, the driver says that he was recently released from prison and did not have a license. He’s charged with felony evading, resisting arrest and possible drug possession. The passenger admits to steering the vehicle for the blind driver for fear of his life. He’s charged with obstructing and evading.
ALBUQUERQUE POLICE OFFICERS ARE FLAGGED DOWN BY WHAT INITIALLY APPEARS TO BE A WOMAN IN A LEOPARD LEOTARD. HOWEVER, THEY QUICKLY DISCOVER THAT “SHE” IS ACTUALLY A “HE”, AND HE WAS APPARENTLY THE VICTIM OF A ROBBERY WHEN A WHITE MALE SUSPECT REACHED INTO THE CAB OF HIS SEMI-TRUCK AND STOLE HIS WALLET. COMPOUNDING MATTERS IS THE VICTIM’S CLAIM THAT WHEN HE CHASED THE SUSPECT A POLICE OFFICER PARKED NEARBY REFUSED TO OFFER ASSITANCE. THE VICTIM, WHO ALSO HAS EYE SHADOW AND PAINTED TOENAILS, IS IRATE AND UNCOOPERATIVE WITH THE OFFICERS. EVENTUALLY HE CALMS DOWN AND CHANGES CLOTHES. A SEARCH OF THE AREA TURNS UP HIS WALLET WITH EVERYTHING BUT A COUPLE OF CHECKS INTACT. THE VICTIM IS STILL ANGRY THAT THE POLICE OFFICER FAILED TO ASSIST HIM, BUT THE OTHER OFFICERS EXPLAIN THAT THE OFFICER HAD A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AND HE WAS NOT ABLE TO LEAVE HIM UNATTENDED.
Officer Jeff Kilby of the Norwood (OH) Police Division assists an undercover unit on a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle that was allegedly involved in drug activity. The occupants are taken into custody and questioned about their suspicious behavior. Drug paraphernalia and several oddly wrapped balls of tobacco are found during a search of the vehicle. When questioned about the tobacco, one of the suspects claims that he intended to smuggle it into jail.
While on routine patrol, Officer Joe Morgan of the Des Moines (IA) Police Department spots a speeding motorbike and gives chase. The fleeing suspect slips away after Officer Morgan misjudges the height of nearby train tracks – which disable his vehicle. While the officer advises dispatch to halt all impending traffic, he hears the horrifying sound of a fast approaching train. Fortunately, the train is redirected in time and a catastrophe is avoided — so he thinks. A little while later, a second train approaches from the opposite direction as several of Officer Morgan’s fellow officers anxiously try to figure out how to move the disabled vehicle. Eventually , the second train is also redirected and the vehicle is safely removed from its precarious position. The embarrassed officer’s amused supervisor wonders if he should change the officer’s evaluation.
“Dazed and Confused #4 Special Edition”
FOUR MEN LOSE THEIR “MOJO” ON “COPS”
An officer of the North Las Vegas, NV, Police Department finds a drugged-out, paranoid man crouching in a driveway and arrests him for burglary, obstruction of justice and drug paraphernalia. Then, an officer of the New Orleans Police Department responds to a hit-and-run and finds a pack of “mojo,” an artificial marijuana narcotic, on the suspect. Finally, a policeman of the Alameda County, CA, Sheriff’s Office finds a gallon-sized bag of marijuana in the trunk of a vehicle
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“Street Arrests #2 Special Edition”
A Springfield, MO, police officer tasers a suspect and retrieves a stolen wallet after the subject makes a run for it at a traffic stop. Then, a man is arrested by an officer of the New Orleans, LA, Police Department for hiding thirty seven pieces of crack cocaine in his soda cup. Finally, a senior officer of the Corpus Christi, TX, Police Department responds to a call after two men are caught arguing over racial issues at a bus stop.
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