Everyone knows I have beef with The Pigs -- five-oh be gafflin' me crazy! -- but a recent drug raid in Polk County, Florida is changing my mind. Officers there were conducting a drug investigation in a citizen's home, but some officers got a little bored and turned on the Wii for some Wii Sports: Bowling!
While some detectives carried out evidence (flat screen televisions, shotguns) others were picking up spares and strikes on the flat-screen. According to the local press:
A Polk County sheriff's detective cataloging evidence repeatedly put down her work and picked up a Wii remote to bowl. When she hit two strikes in a row, she raised her arms above her head, jumping and kicking.
While a female detective lifted a nearby couch looking for evidence, another sheriff's detective focused on pin action.
Those are my kind of cops! Here's a video for ya...
As you might expect, sissy liberal defense attorney types are just appalled at the game-playing.
"I've never seen anything like this," Tampa defense attorney Rick Escobar said. "All the citizens are thinking, 'Wait a minute, we are paying these people to go out and protect us and here they are playing bowling on our time.'"
"The real question here is have they seized property that wasn't described in the search warrant?" Escobar asked. "Clearly if they're using it, they've seized it and for totally improper purposes, because it's for entertainment. Investigations are not for entertainment."
Our brave heroes in blue deserve to play games on the job! Free the Wii cops!