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Fun with cops!, ahh that brings back memories. Back when I was but a young tyke (14 or so) we used to entertain ourselves by playing cops and robbers with the local county boys.

Our (my younger brother and I) best friend lived on a dead end road about a half mile in length with about a dozen houses on one side and five well spaced houses on the other side backed by woods, our fore mentioned friend (who shall be known as Tom from here on out) lived in the fourth house (a few hundred yards or so) on the wooded side.

You see the county police used Fury II's with Mopar 440 magnums and humongous Holly carburetors that could be heard from about a mile away on a hot summer night. So Tom, my brother and I would "camp out" in his back yard and sneak a large aluminum ladder(a 20 footer I think) out of his garage and wait till about two in the morning to sneak out to the street, where we would await the WHOOOOOOO sound of an approaching patrol car. As he turned onto our street (my brother and I lived in a house on the same street just opposite the intersection that started the dead end) we would with our best skulking sneaky look, saunter across the street with ladder in hand (my brother would stay in the bushes), working hard to get caught in the headlights of the patrol car. Whereupon the deputy would immediately trigger his sirens and lights and Tom and I would drop the ladder and run off into the woods with the deputy in chase (this is where my brother would come out and take the ladder quietly back to Tom's garage).

Well this went on every couple of weeks for most of the summer till one night one of the deputies (now that I am older I am sure it was likely always the same officer) started firing off shots with his revolver at what we at that time thought must have been Tom's dog, Charlie.

These days, a much older and wiser man, I am reasonably certain that he was tired of our game and just wanted to scare us into quitting out little game. I am also reasonably certain that(at least after that first time) they always knew who we were and got at least a little kick out of a boring midnight shift.

This was Sooo entertaining to a bunch of young teens.