I don't know about you guys, but I am a neb ****, and I like listening to a police scanner... My old one keeled over on me not long ago... It was given to me by a woman who just didn't want it anymore, and I was hooked.
Got a new one, and I have to say that it's just a blast if you're home and have it on... I'll even mute what I'm perhaps watching on TV to listen to what's going on. And being the 4th weekend, there's a LOT going on.
I just listened to a great high speed chase... It's like a good movie, you can't leave that thing because you keep hearing the cops going back and forth about the chase, and setting up blocks, and trying to cut the guy off, and it's great... You hear the ID go out, then come back with the guy's name (or this case the temp tags indicating where the car was from), and sometimes I even hear people I know come across the thing... It's funny.
Tonight's chase was great. Edge of your seat kinda ****, seriously. A red Pontiac or Chevy blew past an Apollo,PA cop at 110 mph and the chase was on. The guy outran the cop too out near where my brother used to live... The State Police were involved, 3 local police all from separate townships/boroughs... I have to admit that I'm sure I could have found other stuff to do tonight, but since I've been busy all week I decided to stay home, and that made it partly worth it.
Plus the banter they have back and forth is great... The Apollo Cop told them to wake up the auto dealer where the car was registered and get him "down here"... It's a little private dealer. THe dispatcher replied later with, "I got him up and he's on his way... He wasn't happy", and the cop says, "Neither are we", haha... It's probably the dealer's kid driving the car too, making it all the more funny.
So anyway, do any of you have one? I'm so into this I'm wanting a CB/Scanner in my car anymore just because I love listening to this stuff. It's kinda like Cops without the picture I guess.
But, I will say... I hate when a call for an ambualnce comes out because somewhere out there is a "rectal bleed". Ah!