Cop Catches Perp by Leaning in His General Direction
That’ll be the headline after LPD puts a few Segways on the streets of Lincoln. Remember Segways? They’re the two-wheeled, gyroscopically balanced doodads that were supposed to change the world. Yeah, that didn’t really happen.
LPD’s Segways are part of a push to both improve service and give the folks in blue a touch of green. If the Segways replace cars, then yeah, they might be a bit greener. But if they’re replacing foot or bike patrols—which is what a Segway would seem most useful for—they’re more wasteful, not less.
Personally, I think we should give cops those shoes with the retractable wheels. That would give officers three speeds: walk, run, and roller derby. The shoes could even have little red lights and sirens. Admit it, you would love to see a bad guy running down the sidewalk with a cop skating in hot pursuit. And the body check into a parked car to end the chase? Priceless.