Crook busts cop for speeding at 140 mph
A British constable has been suspended after being cited for speeding by a prisoner he was transporting, The Sunday Times reports.I don't know. Maybe there's more to this story, but it really sounds like this cop isn't all that bright.140 MPH to satisfy a crook's curiosity? Brilliant move, Bob. It's a good thing this wasn't an armed copper and the guy asked how many rounds his magazine held - Einstein might have fired out the window until the gun was empty.
The police officer from the Durham Constabulary in Northern England was transferring the convict from the city of Leeds to a police station in Darlington when they got to talking about the car they were in and the passenger asked how fast it could go.
And then you have to wonder... How did they know that the cop actually hit 140 MPH? Did the crook just tell them that, or did they check the car's black box? Britain is pretty big on spying on their subjects; perhaps they caught the speeding police car on film. It's hard to fathom how this guy thought he'd get away with this, even if the crook hadn't ratted him out.
On the other hand, we know not to try to run from BMW police cars...
That is all.