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The Bizarre Beat topic gives police officers a place to get news articles of the weird, including the naked protesters, drunks in clown costumes, and all other oddball encounters cops have on the street on a daily basis.

No one can claim policework is boring for the men and women working patrol
These stories are a shoo-in to get your side aching from laughter
Laughing in a tough situation releases feel-good brain chemicals that help alleviate stress; however, problems arise when not everyone is on the joke
Once aboard the fireboat, the man was able to drift a short distance into the Hudson River, but quickly got stuck; he leapt overboard and later emerged on a second stolen vessel
Albuquerque police bodycam video shows a dark-brown horse trotting through a parking lot behind a man in black clothing
The man climbed to the roof of a restaurant and threw bricks at buildings below before removing his shirt and climbing onto the cable
The boy had stopped the car “oddly” in the middle of an intersection when an officer ordered him to move; he sped off, leading the officer on a short pursuit into a parking lot
Sgt. Van Pelt, who’s a state-licensed python contractor, responded and located a red rat snake, soaking up heat in the engine bay
The video begins with officers responding to a domestic violence call
A disgruntled employee stole the piece of equipment and used it to flee; after seeing the dangers of pursuing it in cruisers, an officer took over the chase in an identical piece of equipment
The driver climbed out of the car and swam farther offshore before being pulled from the water by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office boat crew; two dogs were rescued from the back seat
“I’m getting attacked by a chicken right now,” the deputy says into his radio. “I can’t believe this is happening. Of all the places you could come.”
NOPD Superintendent Anne Kirkpatrick’s statement, “The rats are eating our marijuana; they’re all high,” has led to international news coverage and a t-shirt
The man’s body was placed in the vehicle in such a manner that he would be visible to bank staff in order to make the withdrawal
The deputy wrangled the big bird away from the road and into a homeowner’s fenced-in yard nearby
A Hall County Deputy was setting up for a K-9 training exercise near a pond when he heard a hissing sound and saw an alligator charging at him; he climbed an embankment to escape uninjured
“Alright, we got a big a** raccoon in here,” one officer said to the others. “Easy partner, you’re going to be OK,” he told the raccoon
“We have eyes on him coming down the tower,” a deputy with the aviation unit says in the video. “He’s probably about three-quarters of the way up”
“Once we were able to determine it was unloaded, we secured it,” a detective said. “And then we searched the rest of the vehicle to make sure there were no explosives or rockets, or anything crazy like that”
When the suspect was questioned, he told the officers that he stole the truck only because he had just gotten out of prison and needed a means of transportation home
“After being removed from the slide, (she) struck (a sergeant) with her elbow across the face while he attempted to restrain her,” the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said
The officers suffered intense symptoms after coming into contact with documentation brought to the police station; the suspect has been arrested
A bomb team from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office determined the “rusted and decayed” bomb was inert
“I’ve been doing this a long time, this is for sure a first,” said Javier Acosta, a spokesman for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
The man had previously been arrested by Las Vegas police in August 2021 after scaling the Aria on the Strip
The man surrendered after initially fleeing police in the USPS truck, but he bit an officer’s hand as he was being arrested
Officers spotted a wooden trunk covered in blankets while searching an apartment, so they opened it and found the man crouching inside
“It took deputies and cowboys nearly two hours to contain the bull, but not before it charged both people and vehicles,” the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office stated
Video shows camels walking on the highway along with zebras standing next to LEOs