Thursday, November 11, 2010

do the police look into cars and takes notes on clipboards?

See this messsage from a household on the unit block of W Street NW:

Here`s the skinny: the other morning at about 5:30A my husband was leaving for work and saw a plain-clothed man with a clipboard, with a car with MD. tags. the guy was standing in the middle of the road and then in and out of his car. he was looking inside cars and making (or seeming to make) notations on a clip board. he told my husband he was a cop and that a lot of stolen vehicles had been dropped in our neighborhood. my husband believed him. but i think that is just plain odd and that the guy was probably looking for cars to in fact steal! can you solve this marital dispute? :-) do you know if this is a common police practice? i haven`t ever heard of this -- and would think that, at 5:30AM the police would/should send someone in a marked car or at least in uniform?


Scott Roberts of Bloomingdale said...

Okay, * someone * reading this blog can respond to this entry.

J.T. said...

This has the sounds of a Car Talk call. It's hard to judge who's right though because your husband had to make a judgement based on *everything* he saw (e.g. how the guy spoke, his facial expressions, tone, etc); stuff that can't be captured in what you wrote. I guess what I'm saying is that we should trust your husband. But it is certainly weird. It might be worth posting to the MPD-5D list.

Pam Selle said...

Send it on to POP