This is True®

by Randy Cassingham

Stories from My Archives ©1994-2022

Eyewitness
Two police officers watching for thieves stealing from cars in Arlington, Va., were surprised by a man trying to steal a license plate from a car — one of their police cars. “This guy is trying to steal my license plate,” officer Chris Feltman told his partner over the radio. His partner “wanted to jump out and grab him. I said, ‘Hold on, let’s see how far this goes,” he recalled. The thief didn’t even notice the officer sitting in the car, or the other officer parked across the street watching him. “He was so focused,” one said. When they finally confronted Javier Arraya, 34, and charged him with possessing burglary tools and tampering with a vehicle, he looked “like a balloon when you pop it.” (Washington Post) ...Just the sort of description police officers like to hear from witnesses, eh?
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