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    Undercover policeman 'chased HIMSELF' around streets after CCTV operator mistook him

    I really hope someone Youtubes the Vid with the Benny Hill theme tune playing in the Background LOL



    An undercover policeman 'chased himself' around the streets for more than 20 minutes after a bungling CCTV operator mistook him for a suspect.

    The rookie officer was staking out an area in Sussex hit by a spate of burglaries when he was radioed about someone 'acting suspiciously' in the area.

    The CCTV operator directed the policeman in pursuit, telling him he was 'hot on his heels' of the suspect - not realising the person he was watching on camera was the plain-clothed officer himself.


    Wild goose chase: The plain-clothed officer was radioed about someone 'acting suspiciously' by the CCTV operator - but it was him (file picture)

    The policeman spent around 20 minutes 'giving chase' before a sergeant came into the CCTV control room and recognised that the 'suspect' was in fact a member of his team.



    The error was revealed in police federation magazine Police this week by a senior officer.

    He told the magazine: 'The probationary officer was very keen to do any plain-clothed operations and be as proactive as possible.
    'On one such occasion in a little market town in Sussex which has suffered a spate of town centre shop break-ins, officers were on plain-clothed foot patrol when a report was received of a suspect male in one of the side roads.


    Misinformed: The rookie policeman spent around 20 minutes 'giving chase' before a sergeant came into the CCTV control room and recognised that the 'suspect' was in fact a member of his team (file picture)

    'The CCTV operator soon had the suspect on camera and everywhere he saw the male, the keen PC was on his heels, radioing in to say he was in the same street.

    'Every time the man darted in to another side alleyway, the PC was turning immediately into the same alleyway - but every time the CCTV operator asked what he could see, there was no trace.'

    The anonymous contributor from Sussex Police - believed to be the PC's sergeant - added: 'With the sergeant's sides aching from laughter, he pointed out to the PC that the operator had been watching him unaware that he was a plain-clothes officer - thus the PC had been chasing himself round the streets.'

    A spokesman for Sussex Police said today that it was made aware of the incident after reading Police magazine and admitted they had 'had a laugh' when they read about it - but could give no further details.




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    LOL that's hilarious and really embarrassing. The rookie was probably like wtf are you talking about, there's no one here

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    LOL this is just epic.

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    lol

    Nice work there.
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    lmao i would of loved to of been there when they told him




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    This almost sounds like a good police prank for experienced officers to play on rookie officers :X
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    Ha! That's pretty hilarious. We had an instance similar to this not too long ago. We had a suspicious person in a neighborhood, wearing black jeans, white shirt.. one of our off duty officers called it in, and said he was pursuing the suspect on foot. SO, when the on duty officers spotted the black male, dark jeans, and tshirt, they tackled him, etc., only to find out they got OUR guy that was chasing the bad guy LOL! Was too funny...




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    Yep cops chasing their own tales
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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Ha! That's pretty hilarious. We had an instance similar to this not too long ago. We had a suspicious person in a neighborhood, wearing black jeans, white shirt.. one of our off duty officers called it in, and said he was pursuing the suspect on foot. SO, when the on duty officers spotted the black male, dark jeans, and tshirt, they tackled him, etc., only to find out they got OUR guy that was chasing the bad guy LOL! Was too funny...

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    Wow, necro bump anyone? lol




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    Jeez, and it wasn't even needed.

    Lamest necro bump I've seen in a long time.
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