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June 21, 2005

At least no one stole his pants

"D.C. Chief's Vehicle Snatched
'Cars Are Getting Stolen Every Day,' Ramsey Says

Headline, Washington Post, June 21, 2005

I love the photo accompanying the story.

And this, just to rub salt in the wounds:

Union officials said the chief should be investigated for leaving the gear unattended because officers would be disciplined in a similar situation, a claim that the chief denied.

"It's embarrassing," said Sgt. Gregory I. Greene, chairman of the D.C. police labor committee for Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1. "The chief is responsible for his own equipment."
Plus the Maryland angle:
Ramsey is not the area's only top law enforcement official to have a car stolen in recent years. The van of Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey was stolen from in front of his house in 2002.
How would you like to be Ramsey reporting his car stolen?

UPDATE (6/22): Today's headline: "Ramsey Car Theft Generates Laughs, if Not Leads"

Also, today's Toles cartoon.