John’s a great photographer and an Old Greenwich native, so it’s hardly surprising that he was on hand to capture this scene of our local police stopping a hand-held cellphone user yesterday.
Put down the phone and come out with your hands up!
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“This is Greenwich, you idiot, and that’s last year’s Porsche. You are under arrest…”
I think that officer needs to skip a few donuts. Hopefully he can just shoot the criminals before he arrests them, avoiding the need to chase them.
It’s a Porsche 911, I believe, and they’ve got the engine in the rear, right? So this guy looks like he’s prepared to stop it by blasting a hole in the engine, hmmm.
It was a holdup – he smelled donuts in the bonnet.
He probably has it confused with the front engine Porsche 928. Either that or the Volkswagen Rabbit: their owners are always taking abuse.
I do believe a radiator is in the front…but these are pretty funny comments so continue.
“Hand over those donuts or I’ll shoot out your Pirellis!”
Is that really a Greenwich cop? If he had to run 200 yards to escape from a rabid racoon he would end up on disability for the rest of his days. Airline pilots have to meet medical standards–why not law enforcement personnel? .
I was there for this “police activity” waiting with the great unwashed to get on the train. Not to make light (pun intended) of the situation but there must have been +/- 25 “public safety professionals” on scene. I think the only person missing was Barney Fife. The MTA cops pull up on Railroad Ave and walk up the stairs into the station. The driver of the squad car (younger) struggled to get up the stairs and looked like he needed to sit on one of the benches to catch his breath. I don’t recall seeing so many overweight and seemingly out of shape “professionals” in recent memory.
Looking at the security cam image of the bank robber of a “squat Hispanic” makes me think that it would have been a fair foot chase…. chubbies lumbering around the train station area huffing and puffing with Barnie Fife and his semi-automatic rifle tagging behind shooting at anyone wearing a hat.
Seriously, this is a disgrace. And scary.
Eh, just the usual cops and robbers stuff – the crime life’s pretty dull here in Greenwich, so any promise of action stirs up the hive. I’m sure the cop in the picture did no more than pistol whip that driver and let him go (after taking the box of Munkins from the Porsche’s front seat).
Was he questioning the Greenwich Plaza now 80 year sweet lease deal…therefore special attention ?
So, I guess this guy figures he’s got a suspect, driving a car that’s probably worth several times, if not more, of the amount of cash that’s generally on hand in a bank? Good work Inspector Clouseau.
Blasting the gas tank wouldn’t be too cool.
is this a real photo?
Real photo, but probably associated with yesterday’s search for the bank robbers, rather than a cell-phone arrest or a donut heist. Then again, it’s Greenwich, so …
It’s probably the harbor master in the car. Chief of the world Heavey probably ordered Ian’s arrest. Heavey has to go!!!!
True story and appropriate considering the donut jokes.
I was at Dunkin Donuts on Tuesday morning having coffee and catching up with a friend when two cop cars stop in front of DD on post road to pull over a speeder. I made a comment to my friend that why do they need two cop cars for a routine stop. The guy next to me, in plain clothes, says “there is no such thing as a routine stop”. He was visible angered by my comment. When I saw this picture, I am pretty certain it was the same cop.
Fooking civilians. You’ve go no business talking police business. What the fook do you know?
these days there really is nothing about a routine stop. things can go sideways real fast. 2 cars is appropriate, unless it’s muffy and the little kids in a range rover going 35 in a 25. with that scenario, there’s reasonable degree of confidence she’s not going to go whacko when pulled over and told to slow the fcuk down.
as for the gpd’s chubby finest, well, i guess that’s what great health union-negotiated coverage is for.
I’ll defend the two-cop stop;I’ve always thought that one of the scariest jobs a cop must do is approach a car he’s stopped, alone, on a dark night, with no idea who’s in the car. broad daylight might be a little better, but if I were the one approaching that car, I’d be sweating.
I had family in a PD in a big metro town, and heard enough over the years to know things go wrong in a blink of eye in situations that might seem otherwise routine. While that was years ago, these days it’s undoubtedly even worse. I don’t begrudge any PD stop that’s 2 or even 3 cars, regardless of the car and/or driver.
It was a Shiny new black Range Rover with what most definitely was a house wife with her oversized blacked out sunglasses.
“Book’er, Danno, just on general principle.”
Didn’t know that the Greenwich Police pension fund had money invested with Cliff Asness. Driver is an AQR partner. Guess their performance hasn’t been up to snuff?
Now THAT’s funny!
BTW, did they have room for a gym in the new HQ?
“Sir, step out of the car now. You are not running the carbon-ceramic rotor befitting a car of this caliber, we’re going to have to impound.”
I hope the cop has engaged the safety on that weapon. What if the car driver gets a little jittery with the shotgun pointed at him and applies the brake irregularly (too much, too little)? Scary thought.
Its a ‘them v us’ world and this photo illustrates it perfectly. We live in a third world country now.
The building I work in, 1 Greenwich Plaza, was placed under “lock-down” by the police. Eventually, they let us leave the building and garage but checked every car in case one of us had the bank robber in the truck of the car trying to smuggle him out. The cops, with their dogs and AK-47s, scarred more people than any criminal might have.
Wow, GPD has AKs? Who knew?
@CF, you mentioned not much to do today, why dont you check in w GPD and see if you can get the story here. Was the guy cited or charged? FOIA?
“You there in the Porsche. Step out of the car, walk back into the office, and unwind that interest rate swap with Garden Catering. I just ate half their collateral, my pension is now undercollateralized.”
Nope nobody cited …, unfortunately when someone robs a bank and there are reports of shots fired (as there were) the Police have to drop their donuts and try to find the bad guy. Routine stuff unlike the exciting world of real estate!:)
Police work sounds like duck hunting. You sit in the blind all morning, nothing flying, nothing to do, and as soon as you say “screw it” and prop your gun against the wall and pick up a donut and coffee, the damn birds come hurtling in – you got to drop the donut in the mud, retrieve your gun and still blow the shot.
I can sympathize.
I knew you would!
The thief was probably hiding upstairs at the CCRR club.
It’s a good thing the GPD has that high speed high tech boat, because you never know when criminals will run (maybe stroll) to Tod’s point and jump in the getaway inflatable Zodiac hidden in the bushes.
not with out a beach card they wont!
Here is video of the cops checking people on the train for beach cards.
that cop at around 11 seconds is comically painful to watch. was he sniffing for hostess apple pies between rows? did the gpd have to pay extra to suit up the well-armed heffalump in his weekend xxxl swat suit?
seriously, he’s probably better equipped than a couple of pals who, at any given point in time, are stuck in some real crapholes of the world shooting at really, really bad guys on behalf of the u.s. government.
i’ve watched this video now a dozen or so times, and honestly i’m appalled at how it was handled. full tactical gear, everyone with their hands up? that’s a police state run amok. actually, that’s a bunch of clowns playing weekend army with their department of homeland security grant toys.
those of you who’ve been in or know hardcore military, know these guys are prime examples of weekend reserve warriors that wouldn’t last 20 seconds in a combat live fire situation or a 25 mile rucking with 80+ lbs of gear.
i’d venture a reasonable guess that the last cop walking in that seeming parade of fools, the bald guy who’s the least decked out in g.i. joe gear and strolling casually but with laserlike eyes, is the one who’s been there, done that, and knows the score.
Fat cop & doughnut jokes aside, this is a huge issue, or should be. This is an inapprioate response by the employees sworn to serve. NO assault weapons on the train, too risky. Full information disclosure should have happened over the pa of all trains through Greenwich “GPD looking for lone fat Hispanic man that robbed a local bank”. Common citizens should be entitled to this information and you open up 1000s more eyes, on the look out. Police know that they never solve a crime alone, it is always with the help of common civilians.
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