6.03.2009

Stealth Cop

It's a little blurry, but that's a Bridgeport cop hiding behind a telephone pole with a radar gun. (His car is in the background.) Rambo couldn't hide that well. (Thanks emailer.)

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

And?????

RPM said...

The people that live at the bottom of the hill on Halsell call and complain, so BPD hangs out there 2-3 times a month.

Anonymous said...

I bet that cop is napping!!

Anonymous said...

It just doesn't seem right. Hiding at the bottom of the hill doesn't slow people down down, it just traps them. It also makes the police officer look silly. How bout getting on 380 and enforcing some rock truck law?? You can bet THAT would save lives.

Anonymous said...

What the (f bomb)? Does he jump out and wave cars over? Or run back to his squad car and speed after them? Does Andy still let Barney there carry just one bullet?

Anonymous said...

if you have driven through bport lately there are three cops working and one probably was on 380 running traffic. and its not a trap go the speed limit and he will leave you alone.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, by the time you see the Cop your already hitting your brakes to slow down for the light or go right to merge onto 114 towards Sonic. The speed limit is 30 mph. You leave the stop sign on Halsel just to stop again. The hill you go down gets you to pickin up a little speed. THIS IS SO A TRAP!!!! But hey now they have more arrest than any agency in the County, besides RAB.

Anonymous said...

They got me on the way to Sonic Happy Hour, just after my massage with Jackson. What a spoiler...

Anonymous said...

"It's a speed trap" sayeth the speeder.

Slow down dumass and you won't get a ticket.

Anonymous said...

his big ass will never hide behind that little pole,,, get a real job punk.


rex

d.p.d

Anonymous said...

How is it a trap? Are they in your car pressing down on your accelerator? YOU are responsible for your driving. Save your money. Obey the law.

Anonymous said...

he just got out of the BPD top secret ninja training course to combat S.P.E.C.T.O.R.

Anonymous said...

They wave people over when they stand down there. There are usually 2 of them down there when they do that. They also sit on the top of a hill as you come in to Bridgeport on 380. They both are speed traps. One is at the bottom of a hill. By the time you are at the bottom you are always speeding a little, sometimes more than a little. The one on 380 I feel is a speed trap because you supposed to go from 70 to 40 in a matter of secconds. It feels like a crawl and is easy to speed up with out meaning to. After all that I still like the BPD. They do their job well and that is part of it.

Anonymous said...

i hate those silly tickets. not comeing to a commplete stop etc.
i think it makes our law enforcement look rinky dink.
you would think that, with what all has happend in the past few months , the police would be trying to crack down on the 'real'problems. not ticketing minor traffic offenders.

Anonymous said...

oh, please, you self-righteous folks: dont' tell me you NEVER speed. give me a break! I agree with 9:34 that they should leave the citizens alone unless they're REALLY speeding way over the limit and spend their time slowing down those damn rock trucks!

Anonymous said...

bport and r bay police silly with all the 'traps' they do.
get on to the important things randy. for pete's sake!

Anonymous said...

Douche'ish.

Anonymous said...

It's funny how everyone is quick to call traffic enforcement a "Trap." Be honest do you maintain your speed when you see the officer? Why do we have speed limits? Oh I remember, because people need limits or they will run each other over. Here is a little trivia, I'm sure Barry can confirm this most of your serial killers were caught not through detailed investigation, but through minor traffic offenses. Bottom line, if you dont break the law, you dont have to worry getting a ticket. Most officers cite for speeds in excess of 10 mph.

Anonymous said...

Looks like REX trying to hide behind an Arbys sign ya just cant stick a square peg in a round hole

Anonymous said...

I have been waved over coming down the hill just for them to tell me to slow down. And I am not so sure the speed limit is 30 mph. It isn't posted anywhere downtown and that road is not a residential street.

But like stated above don't speed and you have nothing to worry about. Tickets are a good source of revenue for the city. Keep writing them.

Anonymous said...

If they need help I'm sure constable Tom would come over, he is working traffic every where else on God's green earth. Where is Bud Kennedy when you need him?

Anonymous said...

makes the police look 'cheap'.
why do they do that.

Anonymous said...

If they wave you down I probably wouldn't stop, especially if I knew there wasn't another down the road waiting in a car. Screw them.

I'd just say that I didn't see any lights so I don't have to stop.

Anonymous said...

Those "high tech" signs that display the speed you are going are cheaper than a cop's pay and work better.

Anonymous said...

My problem with this is they write you a ticket for speeding when they don’t following the law themselves. I was passed by an officer the other day with no lights on or sirens. I followed the officer and his speed was 75 in a 55. I’m curious to know if he wrote himself a ticket.

Anonymous said...

I'm an old retired cop. I had a chief that heard or found you "hiding" while trying to enforce the traffic law, would rip you a new a**. I pine for the good old days

Anonymous said...

Amen, 10:09. Nice to hear from a retired member of the force that you, too, think this is dumb. No need to be sneaky; reminds me of Barney Fife!

Denney Crane said...

This is the new revenue generator in Bridgeport. They've taxed everyone to death, now they're gonna fine them till they can't afford a car!

Anonymous said...

They should focus on people running stop signs in Bridgeport! Especially in front of Stephens Street Grill (a block from PD), some people don't even slow down! Very dangerous location.

Anonymous said...

when did we get "rock truck laws"
i thought laws applied to everyone.
sounds like discrimination to me!

Anonymous said...

"rock truck laws" probably mean checking weights and paperwork. Plus, a lot of traffic laws that apply to everyone would be more dangerous if broken by rock haulers (or any other eighteen-wheeler for that matter).

engine braking would be a good exemple of a law written with rock haulers in mind

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Isn't the officer supposed to be inside the vehicle and operating radar/laser for a citation to be issued?

Anonymous said...

He has a handheld Radar. Hiding behind a tree is not a deterrent. Hiding at the bottom of a hill where a driver who may have crept over the 30 plus whatever factor is allowed speed is not necessary. Be visible and you can enforce the law and be a deterrent at the same time. Did B'port by chance get special funding from the state for a Special Enforcement program? Be honest now. :)

Anonymous said...

Does S.T.E.P. ring a bell. Bet it does.

Anonymous said...

The Bridgeport Police Department is not currently enlisted in teh STEP program.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip 8:59. Now I know not to speed when I kill serial.

RW said...

Maybe he's looking for a chance to stop Greggo back on his way to Boyd and hope he hits a big score of coke.

I'm guessing you can get to Boyd from Bridgeport...I live over in Keller...don't make it out to Wise County too much, except when headed up towards Oklahoma.

Anonymous said...

5:39

Oh yeah, you can get from B'port to Boyd, and you get to see Paradise in the process.

Boom goes the dynamite.

Anonymous said...

LOL I can remember not very long ago my spouse jumped all up and down a cop for doing this very same thing. what happens if someone runs the cops over by accident? who gets the blame then??

Anonymous said...

The Bridgeportnator.

Anonymous said...

Anyone... is it legal for him to be out of his car and doing that?

Anonymous said...

its called traffic enforcement and yes he can be out of his vehicle or he probably would not be doing it

Anonymous said...

Hide outside Galas or Reds you'll get more than just giving tickets like DWI, DWLS, No Insurance and if ya got the Dog with ya some PCS, or Poss Dang Drugs, Open Container shall I go on????

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding, 5:45??? Does your statement actually imply that police officers never break the law? If so, I have some land....

Anonymous said...

9:21 does is say that in my message. There is nothing against the law about standing on the side of the road. It would probably be a city policy and if he is visable to the public enough to have a picture taken then his supervisors will be able to see him so like I said if he wasn't allowed to be stadning there then he probably wouldn't be

Anonymous said...

I don't think any BPD officer wants to hide behind light poles and radar people on Halsell St. I am sure they feel ridiculous. I think Chief Randy should step in here and
take the heat off of his officers.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he was just peeing behing the pole. Or rather, Poleeece Peeeeing.

Anonymous said...

Well I personally know who this guy is, and he can pull me over frisk me and handcuff me all he wants to. I hope his wife doesn't mind. Although, she is kinda hot too.

Anonymous said...

That was a stab in the back 7:42. Don't you know that the officers here are still mourning for one of their brothers Sgt. Randy White. And you talking about them getting ran over, shut your mouth. They are just doing their job. If you were not spedding down the hill you wouldn't get pulled over. There is a thing called brakes, use them and Maintain your speed.