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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Car AL-6072 Where Are You?

I've been remiss on this one... (Bad blog author, bad bad blog author!) I should have posted on this when I first heard about it earlier this week...

How do you know if your city has a problem with car theives? Anyone? Buehler? Buehler?

Answer: When the Chief of Police's city issued car is stolen!

Sometime between Friday the 17th and Sunday the 19th, Washington DC Police Chief Charles Ramsey's DC Government issue sedan was actually stolen!

The car was left on the street in Southeast Washington by an employee of the Police Motor Pool. The Chief was in Scotland for a conference (it's good to be the Chief!) and the car was left there so that he'd have it when he returned. However, Sunday morning when he went to get the car according to The Washington Post the car was gone.

Embarrassing as the situation is, there is a little good news... There were no weapons in the car, just a police radio and some riot gear.

The Chief however has been quick to point out that even though his car was stolen, the number of cars stolen in DC has actually been dropping over the last several years....

The response from the general public to the loss of the Chief's car: "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!" Especially from those who have had their car's stolen in The District.

Personally, as funny as this is, I gotta say it couldn't happen to a better guy. Honestly I'm a big fan of Chief Ramsey, and I think he's done a great job in DC. Besides it's historical crimal problem, Washington has all kinds of screwy security issues that really challenge DC Police. Chief Ramsey always seems to be pretty calm, cool, and collected as he deals with the latest crisis (or security alert) to hit the city.


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