Thursday, May 01, 2008

Funny Police Videos

By James O. Born

Okay, the title pretty much says it all. I know, I know, I’m supposed to be a writer and use the blog to express my views but I wanted to change up. The title is to catch people’s eye and attract web hits and it is accurate.

Everyday I get e-mails from cops I work with, cops that like my books, and cops that like to e-mail funny things. It’s a nice departure from the daily grind of e-mails about equipment inspections, range days and interview scheduling. I get a lot of short videos. Most are okay. A few are great, if not inappropriate and every once in a while one is awesome. You get to know certain senders with good taste in movies and watch those attachments.

This first clip is one compiled by Jay Leno but has some funny moments.

This is one of my favorite clips from the subset of “Drunks”. Notice little things like the time of the booking and the wall.

This was just sent to me. It is the best example of cop humor I’ve seen. Someone asked me if they got in trouble for this. Who cares, it was worth it.

Let me know how you like the clips. Now that Cornelia showed me how to load them I’m not intimidated.

Next week I’ll get back to writing but I had to prove to myself I could set up a few videos.


  1. I had to go back and stop the action on the second one and go, "Did I see what I thought I saw?"

    And I was thinking: Gee, cops really get to see people at their best, don't they?

  2. Best. Clips. Ever.

    Except for Literature and Lead, of course.

  3. p.s. Just read your story in BLUE RELIGION last night and I kiss the hem of your garment--awesome!

  4. Moral: Don't drive while talleywhackering.

  5. Wow, I have played these for everyone in my office. Absolutely priceless.

  6. Glad I could contribute to culture.

    Cornelia. Thanks, that lifts my spirits. Sorry I wasn't at the signing the other night.


  7. Rest assured that you have thrown sand into the gears of commerce.