Keystone Cops in the Bahamas

I had to laugh at yesterday's entry in the Tribune, a newspaper in the Bahamas.  It was about the inept police and just wants to make you shake your head.

Police Car Stolen By Prisoner Left Alone In Back Seat

A POLICE car was stolen yesterday – after a suspect left alone in the car used the key in the ignition to drive away.

After being taken into custody in the early hours of yesterday morning, the suspect saw the key in the ignition, moved into the driver’s seat and drove off.

According to sources, the incident took place at a local store on Carmichael Road.

Officers from the Carmichael Road Police Station went to the scene after a security guard had stopped a man stealing from the premises.

The suspect, according to sources, was then handcuffed by police and put in the police vehicle, while officers remained outside interviewing security. The suspect drove off, said a source.

When reached for comment, Supt Allen Emmanuel of the Carmichael Road Police Station confirmed that a “similar incident” had happened, but directed further inquiries to Assistance Commissioner Leon Bethel.

“Yes, something like that happened,” he confirmed.

Supt Emmanuel said police were informed to refer everything to Mr Bethel.

“He can bring you up to date, fully, and tell you everything about it,” he said.

However, Supt Bethel could not be reached for comment.

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