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post #1 of 17 Old 04-22-2009, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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SmartForFiveOh: Small Florida town employs Smart police cruiser

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When your Police Chief is six-feet tall and weighs 280 pounds, you might consider it cruel and unusual punishment to issue him a Smart fortwo as his police cruiser. But that is exactly what the folks in Belle Isle, Florida have done. Heck, if it's good enough for Batman, it's good enough for Belle Isle, right? According to the Orlando Sentinel, Chief John Tegg insists that he's perfectly comfortable once he gets situated inside at least physically. "One fella told me he's not sure he'd pull over for this little thing," Tegg said. "I said you'd better if you know what's good for you."

The fledgling police department in this small Orange County town claims that this is the first Smart pressed into constabulary duty in America. While we can't verify that claim, the Belle Isle force plans on using the vehicle for patrols. However, with no backseat, Tegg admits there is room for little more than a ticket book, so the good chief will have to call for backup if someone needs to be hauled off to jail. Showing that they at least have a healthy sense of humor about the situation, the squad has issued the car a unit number of "point-five" as in half a car. We're calling it Smart ForFiveOh, or Smart ForPoPo. Anything else come to mind? We're sure you can come up with something better. Thanks for the tip and pics, David!
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lol, don't think it can catch a v6 camaro...

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I don't think that could catch an I4 camaro.

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so, he's got a glassed in go cart. woopty doo



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but it's fuel efficient!

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I don't think that could catch an I4 camaro.

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^Well we know he could compete with somebody... depending on how much you had for dinner

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so, he's got a glassed in go cart. woopty doo
Cool! He and the meter maids can talk shop during breaks. "How fast does that baby run the quarter?" "23, easy."
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Well, 9 times out of 10 people pull over anyway, so I think its great for most police applications.

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yeah, i always pull over... but i would have to laugh at the cop after he sashayed up to my window... and then he would most definitely write me a ticket... and that would suck



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