What Should I Have Been Thinking?

What should have I been thinking when I read the following?

A Bronx cop allegedly fudged crime stats by undervaluing a stolen iPad – effectively downgrading a felony case into a misdemeanor.

Police Officer Damian McIntosh, assigned to the 52nd Precinct in Bedford Park, underpriced the stolen electronic tablet, it was revealed today during an NYPD departmental trial held at police headquarters...

Well, that law enforcement in some jurisdictions are pressured to limit the number of felonies reported so that their town/city appears to be more of a safe place to live and work.

Instead this is going through my mind:

The item in question is an iPad made by Apple and the officer's name is really McIntosh?

What are his supervisors' names: Sgt. Granny Smith and Lt. Honeycrisp?

Yes, it is official, I need to be going to bed much earlier.

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Happy Wednesday everyone...

38 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Maybe it's an early April Fool's! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You are more observant that I am. Or more sleep deprived. :D

Little Ms. Fun said...

LMAO!! That is so not what I was expecting you to say. On a side note...I brought a honey crisp apple to work today and I think it's time to chow down. :)

Pat Hatt said...

hahaha wasn't expecting you to say that either. Maybe Captian Crunch gave him the go ahead.

Bossy Betty said...

Fuji to you! Now I am going to be thinking about this all day. Hope I don't grab someone's I-Pad and dip it in caramel sauce.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Don't go to bed earlier because this is hilarious LOL!

Miranda Hardy said...

Too funny!! You had me laughing. I didn't catch it in the article, so I need some humor intervention.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Hah! Awesome!

Bonnie said...

I love your personality. No wonder we are friends. :)

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Chip Allen said...

Those thoughts make perfect sense to me which leads me to believe that either I need to go to bed earlier, as well or you've been taking my meds.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Slam Dunks .. life's like that isn't it - wanders off in its own direction, does our brain ..

Cheers Hilary

Kristen @ Motherese said...

Love it! And much credit to you for being such an attentive reader!

Stephanie D said...

Thanks for the giggle.

JJ.in.Phila said...

I once heard of a borough council president named Sharon Council. She was removed as president but stayed a member.

As president, Council had council. Council then decided that Council did have council, but council still had Council. :)

Kristin said...

I could use some more sleep too!

ZaSu Says said...

Maybe it was a bad apple. ;)

Lydia Kang said...

His name sounds like "Damn, I am McIntosh."

Funny!

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

I totally needed that laugh....I am so surprised my daughter didn't hear me in the other room! Hilarious!

julie fedderson said...

You have my kind of brain. I like the way you think!

Stephen Tremp said...

Have to admit Honeycrisps (seasonal apples) are the best. Nothing quite like a good Honeycrisp. I think they may have originated in Japan. Very popular here in Southern California.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

HAHAHH, I didn't see that coming at all. I appreciate the dorky humor :)

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

This made me laugh, but then I TRIED to go to bed earlier last night and woke up at 4... so maybe I am just delirious!

stardust said...

Thank you for your visit and an encouraging comment.

Yoko

Diane said...

I went another way and thought he owed the guy a favor somehow and got it lowered so instead of going 55 in a 30 he was only going 42..... :O)

WomanHonorThyself said...

observant aren't ya? .Keep the faith~ my friend:)

ladyfi said...

LOL! That is funny.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

LOL, I didn't even pick up on the apple connection.

Maxi said...

I know it's a crime but I can't stop laughing.

Hysterical comment by Pat Hatt about Captian Crunch.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Cam't fault the LOGIC...lol!
(but the law remains the same)

Stay safe.

Zen-Chakra said...

Ha! What a great article. To think, a coverup by Mr Macintosh...the horror!

Carol Kilgore said...

Sgt. Granny Smith.
I almost spewed my coffee. Too funny!

Brian Miller said...

haha...nope that was pretty funny...i like granny smith...

Shirley Wells said...

Ha. Love it. You have a wonderful way of seeing things. :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

I think this happens more than we know. I'm glad it was uncovered. Apple pie, anyone?

Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

Too funny. I wonder why some things are classified as felonies and others are not. In my original home town, it was a felony to have a dog at large. Think about that, a dog gets out of his enclosure in the backyard while you are at work. You get a dog at large ticket and it's a felony. Only you can't have a felony for a government security clearance so you could lose your job over this. Crazy.

Lisa said...

I think that was a perfectly logical leap! But perhaps you are not properly caffeinated in the mornings. :-)

Momma Fargo said...

LOL. Maybe they should send cops to school for appraising items since we only estimate. Perhaps we could have the receipts to value things correctly. LOL.

How much are apples a pound, anyway?

Dan said...

That the news reporter obviously misspelled his name?