Two D.C. police cars totaled after officers decide to drag race each other

Apr 26th

Yup, this happened:

And I just have to ask: how?

How does this happen?

No, I'm not mad. I'm laughing. But what made these officers think that this was a good idea?

Well, I'll start by saying this: the two officers involved in the—I can't believe I'm saying this and it's real—THE DRAG RACEA DRAG RACE INVOLVING POLICE CARS—were "new to the department." But that doesn't mean they're new to police work.

Here's pretty much all the story gives us via an internal D.C. Police email:

"Yesterday two 6D scout cars were totaled because officers decided instead of fighting crime, patrolling their beats, or engaging the community – they decided to drag race each other on Anacostia Avenue at 5 pm in the evening," reads the email.

Man, that's like a hilarious scene from a movie right there. I can see the intensity in each of the drivers' faces as they grasp the wheel. I can hear AC/DC, which is a nice touch. For some reason I see a pedestrian throwing himself out of the way onto a sidewalk and then getting up to wave his finger at them. It's a fun scene, and these bros are going 60 MILES PER HOUR (allegedly), but then the two officers lock eyes, enjoying the moment to such an extent that they forget what's going on…


The police cars are totaled. The drag race, a failure. The embarrassment, superb.

Classic stuff!

Sure, I made some stuff up just to fill in the blanks, but this isn't something that's supposed to actually happen in real life.

But that doesn't mean it's not hilarious… right?


It sounds like nobody got hurt, so that at least makes me feel better for laughing.

So, keep up the good work D.C. Police.

As for the two officers INVOLVED IN THE DRAG RACE, I only see one possible outcome:

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