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-…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned about Vinnytsia, a town in Ukraine that was built as a fake American small town to train Russian spies during the Cold War. It Even included a population of retired deep cover agents to pretend to be American policeman and grocery store clerks. youtube.com/watch?v=Obzqv…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
Addressing a german policeman in 2nd person singular can be cause for a fine of up to 600 euros. learnoutlive.com/crazy-ge…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
Ned Kelly’s mother hit a policeman over the head with a shovel. smh.com.au/opinion/good-m…
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 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…
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…
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/…
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…
Initial efforts to control London’s traffic by introducing a gas-powered traffic light were quickly abandoned after it violently exploded, injuring the policeman who operated it and discouraged further traffic efforts until the era of the internal combustion engine. theguardian.com/notesandq…
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_…
Andre Stander, a South African criminal and policeman, robbed banks in his lunch break, often returning as the investigative police officer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
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…
Roman Polanski played a French Policeman in Rush Hour 3, Directed by Brett Ratner moviefone.com/2006/09/28/…
In Paris in 1926 the Ukrainian Head of State was assassinated with 5 shots from a revolver in broad daylight. The policeman who witnessed the crime walked over to the gunman, saying quietly "Is that enough?". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sym…
In 2006 an Oxford University student was arrested for asking a policeman "Excuse me, do you realise your horse is gay?" news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
A 1995 episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine featured a policeman from the 2020s describing the '99 New York Yankees as one of the best teams ever in baseball. The Yankees won the World Series that year. en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/…
Nicholas II of Russia was Attacked and Wounded by a Japanese Policeman During a Visit to Japan in 1891 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ōts…
Policeman and Media are among 10 Professions That Attract the Most Sociopaths mic.com/articles/44423/10…
In 1990 an unemployed French nuclear physicist armed with semi-automatic weapon attempted an invasion of Sark. A volunteer constable (policeman) approached the Frenchman complimenting the quality of his weapon. Frenchman showed the gun to constable, who took it, ending the invasion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
The first computer-generated novel, "The Policeman's Beard Is Half Constructed," was published in 1984. ubu.com/historical/racter…
The South Vietnamese policeman from the famous execution photo later moved to Virginia and opened up a pizzeria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngu…
A Policeman in Scotland was stabbed because he refused to shoot a suspect, because he didn't want to injure members of the public. dailyrecord.co.uk/news/sc…
Queen Latifah’s policeman brother, Lance Owens, was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident in a motorcycle that Latifah had recently bought him. Latifah still wears the key to the motorcycle around her neck to this day lifetimetv.co.uk/biograph…
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan is considered the only capital in the world without traffic lights. Some years ago, they did install traffic lights but the people hated them so much that the government had to remove them and put a traffic policeman instead. travelblog.org/Asia/Bhuta…
"bob" robinson, a british policeman,had children and long term relationships with two women whilst still undercover, with one he even had a cat. One of the victims was an ordinary citizen, the other a none-violent animal rights protester. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
At different times in his life, Wyatt Earp was a city policeman, county sheriff, a teamster, buffalo hunter, bouncer, saloon-keeper, gambler, brothel-owner, pimp, miner, and a boxing referee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wya…
Being a policeman is not among the top 10 list of America's Most Dangerous Jobs forbes.com/2011/03/08/fis…
Today I learned of John Joe Gray who's living off the grid as the least hidden fugitive ever, in order to avoid prosecution for biting a policeman officer mirror.co.uk/news/weird-n…
A Sussex policeman unknowingly chased himself around for twenty minutes at the command of a CCTV operator who didn't realize the suspicious man was actually a plain clothed officer. A sergeant finally recognized the officer, and halted the chase. ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/d…
The least successful tourist, was American Italian, and spent two days in New York believing he was in Rome, a policeman he asked directions of, in Italian, came from Naples and replied back in fluent Italian, furthering the misunderstanding. shreevatsa.wordpress.com/…
The world's first traffic signal was short lived. Installed in London in 1868, it exploded less than a month later, injuring its policeman operator bbc.co.uk/nottingham/cont…
In the UK a speed bump is sometimes referred to as a "sleeping policeman" oxforddictionaries.com/de…
In summer 2013, the runner up for Masterchef season 3 attacked a policeman claiming he was God and Gordon Ramsay was an idiot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
A rampage killer in England shot at a couple, killing the man and injuring his wife. They were visiting their policeman son who had signed the killer's request to extend his firearm certificate only weeks earlier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
Britain did not have any black policeman until Norwell (Gumbs) Roberts joined the London Metropolitan Police in 1967 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
In 1979, two families tried to escape East Germany over the Berlin Wall in a homemade hot air balloon, and failed twice. The 3rd time, their balloon caught on fire mid-flight and crash-landed in a tree. They were unaware that they landed in the West until they met a local policeman. damninteresting.com/up-in…
As a result of a policeman's prank there is now a police station in Sheffield (South Yorkshire, UK) located on 'Letsby Avenue'. publictransportexperience…
A policeman promised a waitress half the winnings from his lottery ticket. All the numbers came up, and he kept his word by sharing the jackpot with her. snopes.com/luck/lottery.a…
In 1992 bombs were planted in or near seven McDonald's in Taiwan. One policeman was killed and four civilians were injured in the attacks. In response to the bombings, McDonald's temporarily closed all 57 restaurants in Taiwan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai…
How 'policeman' became 'cop' wiki.answers.com/Q/How_di…
Ray Bradbury was once out walking when asked by a cop what he was doing. After a few snarky replies, the policeman eventually registered he was just out for a walk, and responded "Well, don't do it again." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
British Ex-policeman McCormick sold 7,000 of the fake bomb devices – based on a joke golf-ball finder – for up to Β£33,000 each, amassing Β£60million mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…
A south Korean policeman in 1982 shot and killed 57 people because he was having a bad day. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
, a policeman named Richie Holschen created a brand of chapstick that contains caffeine in order to stay alert in a place where coffee freezes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
In Feb, 2014 India had just 1 policeman for every 943 people but had 1 NGO for every 600 people in the country. m.timesofindia.indiatimes…
There's an ex-policeman in Serbia who claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. He and his followers have settled in the mountains 200 miles north of Mongolia, formed their own society, and await an impending apocalypse. vice.com/read/the-mysteri…
In Siberia there is an ex-traffic policeman who claims he is the son of God with over 5,000 followers. dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…
In 2008, a Nebraska policeman was awarded $40,000 after he sued a Taco Bell/KFC restaurant that served his family food containing an employee’s urine and spit. nbcnews.com/id/25680569/n…
Today I learned that a speed bump may be referred to as a sleeping policeman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Inside our abdomen our Greater Omentum acts as an "Abdominal policeman", cruising around and isolating areas of inflammation to stop it spreading en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
After the Oklahoma City bombing, city policeman Terrance Yeakey was found dead of a mysterious suicide. He claimed that the FBI's story of the bombing was false and, shortly before his death, was ill and delirious, refusing to go to a hospital because, he said, "they can find me there" 911blogger.com/news/2009-…
In 2007, a Mr. Prawo Jazdy was fast becoming Ireland's most wanted driver with over 50 offences and evaded capture each time by giving a different address. His reign of a terror was halted when a traffic policeman pointed out that Prawo Jazdy was Polish for "driving licence". news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/78991…
A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, even, in a policeman’s helmet. whoartnow.hubpages.com/hu…
The Monopoly mascot's name is Milburn Pennybags, and the policeman's name is Edgar Mallory. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
In the Supreme Court Case Illinois v. Wardlow, police officers were given the authority to detain any person who flees at the mere sight of a policeman. "Unprovoked flight upon the sight of police" , said the Court, "is the consummate act of evasion." infoplease.com/us/supreme…
Ronaldo Marcos, the perpetrator of the 2010 Manila Hostage Incident, was once a decorated policeman who caught Ferdinand Marcos sneaking out of the country with money. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
During the Detroit riot of 1967: 15 men were killed by policemen, 12 by the National Guard, and 1 by the Army. Only 1 policeman, and 1 National Guardsman were killed by civilians. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…

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