Police News

My favorite news story of 2010, from the “Police News” section of the Hudson Hub Times:

Hudson — A Sullivan Road resident called police to report a “suspicious package” on his front porch Nov. 2 at 3:20 p.m.

The resident said he observed an unknown person leave the package and called police, according to the police report.

The officer said he could see the package was clearly labeled with the Amazon.com logo and asked the man if he had ordered anything from the firm recently.

The man reportedly said “Why yes, I did.”

The officer told the resident his order had arrived. The resident then said he was comfortable opening the box. The officer then left the scene, according to the report.

Hat tip to my sister.

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5 Responses to “Police News”


  1. 1 1 Jonathan Kariv

    I always wonder what they put on police forms for crimes committed on the night where the clocks get changed for daylight savings and there is an hour that is repeated.

  2. 2 2 Ken B

    I have a favourite that’s a bit older. I am from Guelph. Italy has a Guelph penis tree.

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/12/07/1102182260709.html

  3. 3 3 nobody.really

    Oh dear. This could turn into a very busy Xmas season for the Hudson police.

    But I’m sure this pales in comparison to the calls they get from this guy on Halloween. “Gangs of masked youths keep demanding payoffs…!”

  4. 4 4 ErikR

    I’ve noticed that UPS drivers have a bad habit of leaving packages without knocking. I assume they are trying to finish their route more quickly, since knocking and waiting for an answer takes longer than dropping the package. Keep this in mind if you send something by UPS. Better to check the signature required box if you do not want the package left at your door.

  5. 5 5 Tom

    Equally shocking was the infamous iced tea incident listed lower on the page:

    “Nov. 6. Iced tea abused: An employee of a South Main Street business said someone opened a $2.19 can of iced tea then left it on the counter without paying for it at 8:25 a.m.”

    The crime of the century!

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