Man jailed after sleeping in Portland police car
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police arrested a homeless man who spent the night sleeping in the back of a patrol car and then couldn't get out.
Sgt. Pete Simpson said an officer was in the Southeast Precinct parking lot Tuesday morning when he heard someone yelling from an unattended police car. In the back seat was Ruben James Turner III, who told the officer he accidentally locked himself inside after deciding to sleep in the vehicle.
I'm guessing there was more to the story. They're throwing an awful lot of charges at someone for sleeping in a patrol car. The report states he went through the glove box and turned off the data computer. Wonder what's happening there?
Of course, there's also the bigger issue of the cruiser being left unlocked and - as evidenced by the article - unattended for a significant amount of time. This dude got into the front seat, rummaged around for a bit, then climbed into the back seat to take a nap, and no one noticed until the next day. I sure hope there wasn't a patrol rifle in the car...
Because Portland, OR police are the only ones professional enough to not secure their automobiles...
That is all.