Boston Car Thief Caught (On My Camera!)

August 28, 2009 — 1

Until we get to do the reality show I have been meaning to do for the last decade -- which is so ready to happen that I can't believe I haven't done it yet -- my favorite reality show is still COPS. Checking out of a Cambridge, MA hotel at 9AM last week, imagine my surprise when I stumbled onto the set of a real life crime. A car being broken into. Did I have my camera with me? Yep. This guy is trying to smash the window of an SUV parked in a private lot. The door man of my hotel notices the crime in action, and calls out to the lot attendant. The owner of the car, who had just parked his car, hears the commotion and runs back to chase the perp. They catch the guy. Fulfilling my self-imposed duty as a responsible member of society (and major fan of COPS)...I film the citizens' arrest. Just in case the guy gets away, we'll have his image on video... Then the real cops come, the Boston cops. And they put him in a paddie wagon. Just as this video ends, you can see the short, pudgy cop coming at me. I stopped recording as he yelled "Sir! What are you doing?" Off camera, I explain how helpful it is that I recorded the whole thing. Ungrateful, he tells me to go away... But I can tell the other cop appreciates my work.

One comment

  • Siriusly Acted

    August 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Submit it to COPS! Is there a longer version?


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