Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Why did the turtle cross the road?

I was pondering what to put on the blog today when my mother called me on my cell phone to tell me that she had just been hit by a live turtle and it dented her car. As I listened to her story in all its glorious detail I started wondering where she was going with it. Did she want to file an accident report on the turtle? She proceeded to tell me that a truck ran over a turtle in the road and threw the turtle in the air at which point the turtle hit her car twice creating two dents in the side of her car. As she was complaining to me about the dents in her car I could not help wondering about the status of the poor turtle. I gently asked "is the turtle alright?"...Silence...

Thanksgiving dinner at moms might be "canned ham" this year which is probably what I deserve for my uncaring comment. I am alright with this and probably even deserve it, just as long as it's not turtle soup.

What does this incident involving my mother and a turtle have to do with police work? While I was on patrol one time I had pulled a lady over for running a stop sign. She apologized to me and told me she was not paying attention because she was watching a turtle cross the road. Hearing every excuse in the book, and this being a new one, I told her if she could point out this so called turtle, I would let her off with a warning. She advised me to look down by my left foot where I was standing. I kid you not, there was a turtle valiantly attempting to cross the street. I let her go with a warning. True story.

Because of this incident on patrol so many years ago, I believed my mom while she was telling me that her car was hit by a turtle.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome story. Officer McCoy's mom, if you are reading this do not blame him. I was wondering about the turtle myself.

Anonymous said...

LMAO. This blog is great!

Ray said...

Really, is the turtle alright? poor little fella! LOL

Tom said...

Great story. I never know what you are going to put on this blog. FUNNY!

Anonymous said...

Funny story. Your poor mom....lol

Anonymous said...

I bet you come across all kinds of things while you are on patrol!

Anonymous said...

Love the blog. Your Facebook site is nice also. I really can not wait to be part of this family.

Anonymous said...

What's the funniest excuse you ever got while on patrol? I love the stories that you write about. It really makes me excited to be a police officer. You guys are great. I am only 20 right now and am so close to my hours. I have always wanted to do this.

Anonymous said...

Funny!

Judy said...

I do not know whether the turtle lived or died - I would like to hope it lived, but I don't see how. When the truck hit that turtle, it clipped it just right and that poor turtle sailed across the lane right into my car. Seems I had to tell the story twice because Officer McCoy did not believe me at first. He should always believe his Mother - I am his Mother!!

LT said...

Great stuff yet again, Mike. As you know, and the prospects will soon learn, no Hollywood comedy writer can ever match the true laugh-out-loud funny you find every day in law enforcement. It's a front-row seat.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Anonymous said...

LMAO