Many of us enjoy laughing at stupid criminals. And there are those of us who find the humor in shows like Cops. But sometimes cops themselves can top even the dumbest of criminals.
While a good deal of cops are out there protecting and serving, there are those rotten cops that deserve special attention. You know those jerks from high school who become a cop to fulfill their Napoleon complex by having a badge and a gun.
While some of these are just incompetent and silly, there are a few that make your stomach turn. Here’s some of the dumbest and worst cops out there.
Cop Shoots Himself While Giving Safety Lesson in a School
In March on 2009 a man was pulled over in Tennessee for expired tags on his vehicle. So far it seems like a normal procedure. Here’s the kicker, the man was rushing his 83 year old mother to the hospital. As the cop wrote the man a ticket his mother stopped breathing.
The man didn’t try to weasel out of the ticket either, as he asked the cop to follow him to the hospital, which was less than a mile away, and write him the ticket there so his mom could get the help she needed. The cop refused, but was kind enough to call for an ambulance. And you guessed it, the mom died. Great work there Hutch.
Here’s some great detective work from Gainesville, FL. Back in Feburary of 2009, cops responded to call about a car that had been parked on the street for several days. Upon investigation, it turned out that the car belonged to a missing engineer. But, it gets even better.
The owner was still inside, although he had passed away. But, it gets even better. The car had received seven parking tickets, with the first one being issued the day after the man was reported missing. So why didn’t the ticket officers notice anything? Because the car had “illegally dark” tint on the windows.
Here’s a story that really shows the true meaning of Christmas. On Christmas Day, 2008 four D.C. cops were caught on tape stealing from Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots is a great charity organized by the Marines to collect toys for underprivileged kids.
The funny thing about about this story was that the department’s outreach coordinator pleaded with the media to focus on more positive stories. That’s kind of hard when cops steal from kids.
This story really helps stop those cop and donuts stereotypes. A college police officer in upstate New York was accused of stealing over $300 worth of donuts during 17 different occasions at a convenience store that already gave cops a free cup of joe. Maybe the store will think twice before offering cops free coffee.
Here’s a nice little clip of a cop forgetting to put his cruiser in park.
In Galveston, TX, police reportedly, assaulted a 12 year old girl after mistaking her for a prostitute. Three plain clothed cops were checking out the neighborhood for a couple of prostitutes when they spotted the girl outside in her backyard. The cops jumped out of their van, ran towards her and shouted “You’re a prostitute. You’re coming with me”.
As the cops grabbed the girl she screamed for her father and held onto a tree. The cops covered her mouth and assaulted her around her mouth and neck. The girl was hospitalized and would go on to have nightmares about cops raping and beating her. But the story doesn’t end there.
During the struggle the girl probably fought back, which is only natural to do when you’re afraid. But this didn’t stop the cops from going to her school three weeks after the incident to arrest her on assault. Oh yeah, she’s an honor student as well. I bet these cops feel as cool as Eric Estrada.
Here are two sickening examples of cops molesting kids.
The first is Robert Melia from Moorestown, NJ. Melia was arrested in 2008 for sexually assaulting three minor girls on multiple occasions. He even got his former girlfriend involved. But, it even gets a little weirder. As if this wasn’t disgusting enough Melia was also charged with four counts of animal cruelty after having sex with a cow. This guy sounds like a real winner.
Then there’s Daniel William Heirs from South Carolina. This fine example of an officer switched jobs until he found one as a community resource officer, which allowed him to work with kids. Heirs seemed to be pretty sneaky about it too, as he won the trust of the mother before molesting her child. It really makes me sick reading about this, but it’s even more shocking that he was never arrested. Instead, he was offered to surrender and he has never been brought to justice. In fact he’s still wanted by the U.S. Marshall Service. Oh, I forgot to mention that he also shot his wife in the head.
Let’s end on a high note.
This is one of my favorites. A cop in Michigan stole confiscated marijuana, made brownies and then called 911 because he and his wife thought that they were overdosing. Classic.