The best and worst things about my weekend job is reading the police reports. Some days I don't have time to do more than skim through for the information I'm looking for, but sometimes the situation is so bizarre, I get sucked right in like it's a best-selling novel. Unlike a novel, though, I only get to read the set-up, there are always so many unanswered questions.
For example, officers were looking for participants of a bar fight. They came across some individuals matching the description of the suspects hanging out in front of a convenience store. One subject had blood stains on his boxers , which were clearly visible because his britches hung so low. The officer wrote in his report “Deputy Z collected Defendant A’s boxers as evidence.”
Which made me wonder…..
How do you go about telling a man (who may or may not have violent tendencies) that you need to take his underwear?
- How did they decide who was going to ask for them? (rock paper scissors? seniority?)
- Did “Defendant A” put up a fight?
- If his boxers weren't clearly visible, would they have had to get a search warrant before seizing them?
Anyone else think that would make a hysterical scene?