When Alfred Hitchcock was five, his father sent him to a police station with a note. The policeman read the note and locked him in jail for few minutes, saying "this is what we do to naughty boys". This experience left him with lifelong fear of policemen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Policeman Bob Geary used a dummy as his partner. A new police chief disallowed its usage, so Geary worked to put the usage of the dummy on the ballot. The referendum passed and Geary used the dummy until his retirement 7 years later, at which time the mayor declared the day "Officer Geary Day." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
In 1990, unemployed nuclear physicist AndrΓ© Gardes tried to invade the island of Sark (a feudal system until 2008) on his own. Sark's only policeman complimented his gun, Gardes showed it off to him and the policeman took it and imprisoned him for 7 days. Gardes tried again a year later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
In 2009, a retired policeman called Geraint Woolford was admitted to Abergale Hospital in north Wales and ended up next to another retired policeman called Geraint Woolford. The men weren’t related, had never met and were the only two people in the UK called Geraint Woolford. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
An off-duty Brazilian policeman in uniform had a cell phone in his back pocket when he visited his parents to do laundry. His parents were being held hostage by 2 robbers; when the policeman turned to flee, the robbers shot him in the buttock, but his Nokia Lumia 520 phone stopped the bullet. pcmag.com/news/brazilian-…
Today I learned about The Mad Trapper of Canada. He opened fire on policemen, fled 85 miles in -50 degree weather in 3 days, climbed a 7,000 foot mountain during a blizzard, and was finally shot dead by a WWI ace. The only sound he ever made was laughter as he killed a policeman. His identity is still unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
The policeman and lead singer of The Village People, Victor Willis, was the only straight member of the original lineup. His first wife was Phylicia Rashad, known for playing Bill Cosby’s wife Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Today I learned about Joseph Samuel, an Englishman sent to a penal colony in Australia. After escaping he and a gang robbed a woman and killed a policeman. He was sentenced to hang but survived three times. First, the rope broke, then a new rope came loose, then a new rope broke. The governor set him free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
A guy stole Β£26 million in gold, killed a policeman who was investigating him and got acquitted of the murder before going to jail for the robbery, then he got released after seven years only to kill a guy in a road rage incident and get sentenced to life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Today I learned about Ern Malley, a fictitious Australian poet created to ridicule modernist poetry. A modernist journal devoted an issue to his poems and the editor was sued for immoral material. A policeman said "I don't know what 'incestuous' means, but I think there is a suggestion of indecency about it." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
The inspiration behind Crocodile Dundee, Rod Ansell, suffered a psychotic break due to amphetamines and went on a rampage, injuring two people and killing a policeman before being shot dead himself theguardian.com/world/199…
A soccer/football game in the UK was canceled shortly after it began due to heavy fog, everyone left except goalkeeper Sam Bartram who didn't hear the referee and guarded his goal in silence for 15 minutes before a policeman came and told him of the cancellation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In Tennessee it is unlawful for any male person to willfully refuse to aid a policeman in making a lawful arrest when such a person's assistance is requested by the policeman and is reasonably necessary to effect the arrest. wikipedia.org/wiki/Refusi…
A lawyer was hired for a traffic case. Instead of sitting his client at the witness table, he dressed another lawyer to look like the client. When the only witness (a policeman) was asked to point to the defendant in the room he pointed to the fake client. The real defendant was found not guilty nytimes.com/1994/07/29/us…
In 1967's West Germany, a student that protested the ruler of Persia was shot dead by police, which sparked mass-demonstrations and unrest across the whole republic. Decades later it was revealed that the policeman responsible for the killing was actually an East German secret agent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
When Alfred Hitchcock was five his father sent him to the police with a note, the policeman looked at the note and locked him in jail for few minutes. This experience left him with lifelong fear of policemen and he wouldn't even drive a car in case he got a parking ticket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Today I learned of Pat Hare, a blues guitarist who in 1954 recorded a song called β€œI’m Gonna Murder My Baby”. In 1963, Hare shot his girlfriend dead and the policeman who came to investigate. He spent the last 16 years of his life in prison, where he formed a band named Sounds Incarcerated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
A lawyer was hired for a traffic case. Instead of sitting his client at the witness table, he dressed another lawyer to look like the client. When the only witness (a policeman) was asked to point to the defendant in the room, he pointed to the fake client. The real client was found not guilty nytimes.com/1994/07/29/us…
A Hiroshima policeman went to Nagasaki to teach other police officers to duck and cover in the days between the bombings. Not a single officer died in the Nagasaki blast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duc…
NBA Player Jusuf Nurkic was discovered when a sports agent read a newspaper article about his 7ft/400lb father. The article stated that "Bosnian policeman, Hariz Nurkic has beaten 14 people in a fight." The sports agent found the father asked him if he had a son. Jusuf was only 14yrs old. sbnation.com/lookit/2015/…
A New Orleans police officer committed an armed robbery murdering a uniformed policeman and two employees of a restaurant in the process. One employee hid in the freezer and was spared; the officer returned to "investigate" the crime, and was identified by the survivor as the shooter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Charles D Barger was gassed in WWI, received the Medal of Honor and a record 10 Purple Hearts, became a policeman after the war and was shot 5 times during a shootout. Later in life he was shot by a deputy and died from self-inflicted burn injuries sustained during a mental breakdown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The UK invaded Iceland in 1940. Locals amassed at the harbour after sighting British ships. Uncomfortable, the British consul in Iceland asked the nearby policeman "Would you mind getting the crowd to stand back a bit, so that the soldiers can get off the destroyer?". "Certainly," came the reply audlem.org/newsroom/headl…
Today I learned of Punch and Judy, a popular puppet show from the 1600s. In the show, Punch usually ends up killing his baby, his wife, a policeman, the devil and a variety of other characters by beating them with his β€˜slapstick’. The phrase β€œpleased as punch” comes from Punch’s gleeful self-satisfaction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun…
Today I learned of GΓΆsta Caroli, a Nazi spy who landed in England during the Second World War and was captured within a day. He attempted to escape but was caught again after he fell off a stolen motorcycle while balancing a canoe on his head in front of a policeman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
The world's first speeding ticket was given to a man going 4x the speed limit. Walter Arnold, who was going 8mph in a 2mph zone, was caught by a policeman on a bicycle and fined one schilling. ca.finance.yahoo.com/news…
In 1896 the speed limit was 2mph and the first ever speeding ticket was handed to someone hurtling along at...8mph. There was a 5 mile police chase with the policeman pursuing on a bike. The driver also failed to have someone waving a red flag walk in front of the car to warn of his approach. moneyweek.com/376781/28-j…
Addressing a german policeman in 2nd person singular can be cause for a fine of up to 600 euros. learnoutlive.com/crazy-ge…
At a 'The Who' concert in 1969, a man rushed the stage and tried to take the microphone. Roger Daltrey punched him in the face, and Pete Townshend kicked him in the crotch. The man was actually a plain-clothes policeman trying to warn of a large fire next door. Townshend was later arrested ultimateclassicrock.com/p…
Spree killer Mark Essex sniped policeman, set traps, and used tactical distractions to wage war against the City New Orleans. He was so effective that a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter was loaned to the police so they could counter attack him while perched atop a hotel in a fortified position. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The first speeding ticket for an automobile driver was given by a policeman in Dayton, Ohio, in 1904, to Harry Myers for going 12 miles per hour on West Third Street. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
When an English police officer was stabbed he remarked "A scene from the film Hot Fuzz kept rolling through my mind. It was where policeman Simon Pegg gets stabbed and he says 'It's the most painful thing I've ever experienced.'- It literally is the most painful thing I've ever experienced." bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
Chuck Norris served as an Air Policeman in the Air Force, 1958-1968. It was during his military service that he started using the name "Chuck" and first began learning martial arts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Sean Baker, a Military Policeman at Guantanamo Bay, was ordered to impersonate a prisoner in a secret training mission for US Soldiers to practice extracting uncooperative inmates from their cells. He was beaten so hard he suffered from major seizures caused by traumatic brain injury. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
When Mr T. was a Military Policeman he was ordered to chop down trees by a Sergeant as a punishment. He chopped down over 70 trees in 3 1/2 hours and only stopped when ordered to by a very shocked Major. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
A New Orleans police officer committed an armed robber murdering a uniformed policeman and two employees in the process. One employee hid in the freezer and was spared, the officer returned to "investigate" the crime and was identified by the survivor as the shooter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Spree killer Mark Essex sniped policeman, set traps, and used tactical distractions to wage war against the City New Orleans. He was so effective that a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter was loaned to the police so they could counter attack him while perched atop a hotel in a fortified position. crimelibrary.com/notoriou…
The first ever speeding fine was given to Walter Arnold of Kent, UK, in January 1896. His speed: 8mph in a 2mph zone. He was caught by a policeman on a bicycle. nationalmotormuseum.org.u…
A teenager was once arrested by a policeman who scolded her for swearing on 911, even though the call made in the first place was for the teen's dying father. youtube.com/watch?v=tp5bj…
In 1867, when a San Francisco policeman wanted to involuntarily commit an insane but harmless man who declared himself emperor, the police chief refused, saying "that he had shed no blood; robbed no one; and despoiled no country; which is more than can be said of his fellows in that line." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
In 2009, a retired policeman called Geraint Woolford was admitted to Abergale Hospital in north Wales and ended up next to another retired policeman called Geraint Woolford. The men weren’t related, had never met and were the only two people in the UK called Geraint Woolford. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
In 1968 North Korea snuck 31 commandos across the DMZ on a mission to assassinate the president of South Korea in his residence. Less than 100m from their target a policeman held them up and a firefight broke out. 1 was captured, 1 escaped to NK, 1 was never found, and the rest were all killed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
In 1987 a British tourist in Tibet nearly had her shirt ripped off by a Chinese policeman because the cop mistook her Phil Silvers 'Sgt Bilko' t-shirt for an image of the Dalai Lama. upi.com/Archives/1987/11/…
In MIT students once put a police car on top of MIT's dome overnight with the flashing warning lights still in operation with a dummy policeman inside holding a box of donuts and coffee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hac…
During the Chelsea-Charlton match of 1937 on boxing day, there was thick fog and the match had to be stopped. The Charlton keeper stayed on the pitch for 15 more minutes without knowing, until a policeman found and informed him. fourfourtwo.com/features/…
After the first Hiroshima atomic bombing in Japan, one Hiroshima policeman went to Nagasaki to teach police about ducking after the atomic flash. As a result of this timely warning, not a single Nagasaki policeman died in Nagasaki's atomic blast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duc…
Today I learned about the omentum. A curtain of fatty tissue that wraps the intestines, it plays a role in immune responses and metabolism, and was dubbed the "policeman of the abdomen" in 1906. It has apparently been understudied, and surgeons commonly cut off pieces without knowledge of its role. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
In Jay-Z's song '99 Problems', the bitch in the line 'I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one' refers to the K-9 unit the policeman who pulled Jay-Z over called, which never arrived en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99_…
Today I learned of Ron Stallworth a policeman who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klanin the 1970s as a police cadet... and a black man vice.com/en_us/article/wd…
Ned Kelly’s mother hit a policeman over the head with a shovel. smh.com.au/opinion/good-m…

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