Excuse Me Officer, But Your Patrol Car’s Rolling Away

If we had a nickel for every time we saw a car roll away because the driver forgot to pull the handbrake or put it in Park, well, let’s just say we’d be more than a few cents richer. Seeing a cop car roll away for that reason, though, is another matter entirely. But that’s just what we appear to have here.

Captured from the cruiser’s dashcam and obtained by ABC News is footage from what we’re sure was an otherwise routine traffic stop in Troy, Ohio. Routine, that is, until the patrol car started rolling away.

As you can see, the deputy from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office (in Ohio, not Florida) had to hoof it to catch up to his black-and-white. Fortunately, though, the runaway vehicle didn’t strike anyone or anything else before he got to it. But it must have been a little embarrassing for the police officer, who apparently pulled over what looks like a WJ-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee that’d been reported stolen.

Given the advanced driver training law-enforcement officials typically go through, you’d think that the simple matter of “don’t forget to put it in Park” would have been covered. But mistakes happen to everyone, and considering how many things can go wrong in the line of duty, this one seems to have been relatively minor.

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