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Old 24 February 2007, 08:34 PM
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Comment: I am a retired police offier from Ohio. The police chief I worked
for was a collector of old police badges and interesting police
information. He had a photo of a LA California police car with a
background showing it I beleave in Kansis. The story went like this.
Officers in LA started up an unofficial competion to see who could drive
their patrol car while on duty the farthest from the LA city limits
without getting caught. The rules were that they had to take a photo of
an identifiable landmark with the car included. Mostly this just produced
pictures of police cars pulled up next to city limit signs for nearby
small towns but some of them got quite a way out of LA. One officer was
an Air National Guard member and got wind of a training flight going to
Kansis and back to LA during the course of one of his shifts. While on
duty, he and his partner, drove their cruiser onto a C130 which flew it to
a base in Kansas. The car was unloaded, the photo taken and then it was
reloaded for the return trip to LA. I don't doubt that a pair of officers
could arrange to not have to answer any calls during their shift but is it
even possible to make the flight with loading unloading and turnaround
time? It is possible that it was a shift longer than 8 hr. For obvious
reasons, the officers were not shown in the photo, only the car without a
number visable.
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Old 25 February 2007, 05:06 PM
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Seems like an awful lot of trouble to go through when the only possible "reward" is getting fired if you get caught.
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Old 25 February 2007, 09:47 PM
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Where is "Kansis" anyway?
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Old 25 February 2007, 10:03 PM
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Where is "Kansis" anyway?
Somewhere between Tenasea and Florda.
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Old 25 February 2007, 11:37 PM
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The UK version has the Metropolitan police having to get as far away and back in a single shift - with the game having to be abandoned after a police car was damaged getting back on the ferry at Callas.

I didn't believe it then, either :-)

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Old 25 February 2007, 11:49 PM
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The UK version has the Metropolitan police having to get as far away and back in a single shift - with the game having to be abandoned after a police car was damaged getting back on the ferry at Callas.

I didn't believe it then, either :-)

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Good to see you got in the spirit of the OP!
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Old 25 February 2007, 11:59 PM
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No, it is true. They were visiting singer Maria Callas and so naturally had to leave the UK.

Ok, my own fault. Finger brain integration not working seamlessly

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Old 09 March 2007, 11:37 PM
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Seems like an awful lot of trouble to go through when the only possible "reward" is getting fired if you get caught.
Oh, that's only the consolation "reward". Grand prize is a felony conviction.
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Old 10 March 2007, 06:34 AM
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Yeah, but you'd win the contest. Let's keep our priorites in order here.
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Old 10 March 2007, 09:01 AM
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I'll bite.

Looking online, a direct flight from LAX to Kansas City takes 3 and a half hours.

It doesn't say where in Kansas, the plane was flown. Looking at Air National Guard bases, McConnell near Wichita seems like a likely candidate. Wichita is closer to LA than Kansas City, so round trip to Wichita from LAX will take less than a flight to Kansas City.

ThisWebsite
states it's 1198miles from Los Angeles to Wichita.

A C130's top speed is 371 miles per hour. So 3 hours and 15 minutes. A round trip from LAX to Wichita takes between 6-7 hours which is a below an 8 hour shift.

So time wise this story is plausible.
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