THIS JUST IN --
La Toya is still in training. Just not a training bra, for sure.
Today's story: Traffic stoppers: Celebrities trained to stop motorists.
The Star Press reports:
A traffic stop can be one of the most dangerous things we do," Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle explained later. "You never know for sure who you are stopping. You might be stopping someone who just escaped from prison."
OK. Wow, Chief Winkle. Do you catch these prison escapees a lot around here? Because I'd like to read about it in the newspaper or hear it on local access channels or something. Maybe I need a CB radio. Anyway, I'll be sure to check my locks tonight.
Officers Jeff Lacy and Rick Howell provided the instruction and could be seen teaching the cast how to hold a driver at gunpoint while seeking cover behind a squad car.
Oh boy. I'm having nightmares of school children running and screaming and Yorkshire Terriers attacking and otherwise peace-loving citizens of our fair city spewing profanities at our new cadets.
The [video taping] crew spoke on cell phones and radios in hushed conversations, including at one point the need for cappuccino.
Well, we do have a couple of Starbucks. But I'd recommend my church's coffee bar because we need the business, you Hollywood big spenders.
"This is terrific," Forman [guy in charge of the show] said after a successful Jackson pullover.
Why can I just see the wheels of mockery turning in this guy's head? Guess I'm paranoid. I'll tell you why in another post. It dates back to 1981, when a "reality show" was partly taped at my high school here in Muncie.
Now, here is my favorite part of these stories. The newspaper has started allowing reader comments at the bottom of the stories on line. Here is today's. I did not make this up, as Dave Barry would say. It is a real citizen's real comment:
Murders won't be solved without EVIDENCE. That is the key. You act as though we should throw the entire police department on unsolved murders - you can stick 500 people on a murder case, but if the evidence isn't there for them to break down, it won't get solved. Give it a rest. Quit whining, people. Is that all you ever do?