A former police officer from Colorado was recently arrested after an incident involving a handcuffed woman and a train. The officer, who shall remain nameless to protect his reputation (or what's left of it), claimed that he was simply trying to give the woman a thrilling roller coaster experience. Yes, you read that right.
According to witnesses, the officer had handcuffed the woman and placed her in the back of his police vehicle. But instead of taking her to the station, he decided to take a detour to the nearest train tracks. It's unclear whether he had a sudden burst of creativity or if he just really wanted to avoid paperwork.
As luck would have it (or not), a train happened to be passing by at that exact moment. The officer, apparently thinking he was in a theme park rather than on duty, drove the police vehicle onto the tracks, hoping to give the woman a thrilling ride. Unfortunately for him, and fortunately for the woman, the train collided with the vehicle, putting an abrupt end to what could have been the world's most bizarre roller coaster.
When questioned about his actions, the officer defended himself by saying, "I was just trying to provide a unique experience for the suspect. You know, something she could tell her friends about. I thought a train collision would really spice up her day."
Unsurprisingly, the woman had a different perspective on the matter. "I was terrified! I thought I was going to die," she exclaimed. "Who needs a roller coaster when you have a crazy cop like that?"
The former officer's attempt to create a thrilling experience for the woman didn't go over well with the police department either. "We don't condone this kind of behavior," said the police chief. "Our officers are trained to protect and serve, not to turn police vehicles into amusement park rides."
The former officer now faces charges of reckless endangerment, misconduct, and a severe lack of judgment. If convicted, he could be sentenced to a lifetime of watching roller coaster videos on YouTube, as a constant reminder of what could have been.
As for the woman, she has vowed to stay away from any form of transportation that involves tracks. "I think I'll stick to buses and taxis from now on," she said. "At least they don't come with surprise train collisions."
While this incident may have provided some unexpected entertainment for bystanders, it serves as a reminder that roller coasters should be left to amusement parks, and police officers should stick to their actual job duties. Let's hope this former officer has learned his lesson and won't be attempting any more thrill-seeking adventures in the future.