Friday, May 17, 2013

Ducks Thwart Police Pursuit And Make Pursuing Officer Charming

Uh-oh, that guy on that rainy street in Portland, Oregon was doing 52 mph in a 35 mph zone.

Thank goodness a police officer was there to see the misdeed and pursue the lawbreaker. And we have the exciting dashcam video from the police cruiser to prove it!

But what's that? A complication in the pursuit. As you can see, Portland Police Officer Mark James was diverted to another issue that totally pre-empted the chase. Watch:

OK, the video is speeded up and music added to make things more exciting, but still.  Nice to see the officer has his priorities straight, and I'm not being facetious here.

We're told James got the ducks into a water filled ditch on the side of he road, and they swam away safely.

I love some of the comments on the YouTube page for this video. Here's a couple gems:

"Note to self: When deciding to rob a bank, load the car with ducks." (The theory being to push them out of the car to thwart any police pursuit.)

"This cop was just trying to fill his monthly duck saving quota."

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