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Enzyme asks: Have you ever been arrested? Been thrown down the stairs by the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, with hi-LAR-ious consequences? Or maybe you're a member of the police force with chortlesome anecdotes about particularly stupid people you've encountered.
Do tell.

(, Thu 5 May 2011, 18:42)
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A roasted pea...

A few years back, a bunch of us from work had taken over a couple of pub benches one evening and were enjoying a pre-party appertif. Out of the blue about a dozen plain clothes police raided our tables; seems they had witnessed one of our number - who we shall call Mr X - purchasing what they like to call "certain substances" earlier that day.

Mr X, who had indeed scored (and had been banging on about it all afternoon at work), held up one hand, put the other into the small pocket that's above the normal pocket on his jeans (a tad off topic, but if anyone knows what that stupid little pocket is for I'd love to know), and said something like:

"It's me, I've got an eighth in my pocket..."

A panic stricken look crossed his face and he started patting his pockets frantically, in the manner of someone who has lost their car keys.

"...er...", he continued

A couple of officers took him to one side, and the rest insisted on searching everyone else present. For some reason the quite nice-looking WPC wouldn't pat me down, no matter how nicely I asked her...

Since we were all clean, we were allowed to go. Mr X, on the other hand, was taken to the station and searched again. Thoroughly.

About four hours later, Mr X finally found his way to the party to which we had all been headed. It turns out, of course, that he had lost his gear earlier in the day, making him the only person I know to be arrested for NOT HAVING ANY DRUGS.
(, Tue 10 May 2011, 13:47, 9 replies)
I understand it to be known as a ticket pocket
but I believe it's mainly used for drugs.
(, Tue 10 May 2011, 14:16, closed)
i use it
for my watch
(, Tue 10 May 2011, 16:09, closed)
Johnny pocket.

(, Tue 10 May 2011, 14:43, closed)
^ this
(, Tue 10 May 2011, 14:54, closed)
That comes from a Levi's ad in the 90s
where a chap puts a johnny in the pocket.
(, Tue 10 May 2011, 21:35, closed)
That's good, though seems OTT for tiny amount
The pocket in question is called a ticket pocket, I believe.
EDIT: too slow!
(, Tue 10 May 2011, 15:01, closed)
I thought it was a "coin pocket"?
Surely ticket pockets and watch pockets are the ones found inside one's jacket?
That said, I always referred to it as a "johnny pocket" as a teenager.
(, Tue 10 May 2011, 18:17, closed)
I thought it was called a watch pocket.

(, Tue 10 May 2011, 21:28, closed)
We've always
called it a watch pocket as well. Perfect size for a pocket watch.

If you're right handed.
(, Tue 10 May 2011, 21:30, closed)

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