It’s not just The Wire or Homicide in Baltimore it seems.
Partial transcript … more can be found here.
Female Officer: Hey, how would you like to be a cop for a day?
Citizen: Gee, um…
Male Officer: Aww, come on…
Citizen: Sounds like fun.
[Dog barking, while the citizen backs away.]
Female Officer: Whoa, whoa, whoa, where are you going?
Male Officer: Where are you going there?
[The three are on foot, chasing a suspect. While the citizen catches his breath, the female officer approaches with the apprehended suspect.]
Female Officer: Come on, we have some paperwork to do…
Citizen: [Panting] Right with you…
Tip of the combat helmet to recently promoted SFC Big Brother Collateral Damage for the link!
The Mobile Press-Register reports that a local Krispy Kreme posted a memo on Mardi Gras with the following: “Uniformed personnel are given 2 dozen glazed doughnuts and coffee or a fountain drink free of charge.” Should that not be enough additional doughnuts were available at a reduced rate, and discounts were also given to uniformed military personnel.
While it was a very sweet (ouch) gesture on the part of the local Krispy, isn’t that a little akin to offering free drinks at an AA meeting?
(Kudos to reporter Dan Murtaugh for a brilliant lede: “How many free doughnuts could a policeman eat if a policeman could eat free doughnuts?”)
Over in the comments section, TotalTransformation suggests that this is part of a brilliant plan to aid criminals by making sure the police stay out of shape. I disagree as these were probably Kripy’s new “100% whole wheat doughnut — with only 180 calories.” Not only are these healthier but the mere thought of a whole wheat donut makes me think they would have to give them away.