Skip to comments.Paper: New yellow Ithaca police Beetle: ‘Not striking fear'
Posted on 07/22/2005 5:04:48 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
ITHACA NY--The Ithaca Police have a new patrol car: a yellow Volkswagon bug.
I am not making this up.
Todays Ithaca Journal reports that Police Chief Lauren Signer used the years patrol car budget to buy two bright yellow beetles for the department, for a total cost of $30,858. One was striped and fitted like a normal police car, and is used downtown. The other is driven by Signer as part of her compensation package for the post.
Reaction from the community has ranged from disgusted to amused.
The Journal, in a bold display of journalistic insight, noted The cost for the new Beetles may not be justified.
One city council member was insulted that the car was not patrolling his own neighborhood, claiming that the more traditional police cars used in in his district were reflective of police officers in combat boots.
Others referred to the new patrol car as as a clown mobile or clown car.
It's not really striking the fear into anyone, one person told the Journal.
What a bunch of dorks.
Can we now call the Ithaca police, 'The Mod Squad' ?
...and the Ithaca SWAT team must arrive at the hostage scene in a 'VW microbus with implements of destruction' (apologies to Arlo Guthrie)
Here in Florida we have an exterminating company that takes V.W. Bugs and puts big ears and a tail on them to make them look like a rat. Clever.
Here maybe they can make it up to look like a pig.
Why not buy American there or isn't that politically correct?
If Osama ever needs new digs, presumably Ithaca is on his list.
He'd be welcomed with open arms. The people of Ithaca are so liberal, they write editorials that argue "Bin Laden is Human too."
You'd be amazed at the number of Volvos, VWs and Subarus around Ithaca, many sporting an "I Support the American Labor Movement" bumper sticker.
does it have a hemi?
Looks like the guys from "Queer Eye" got their hands on that police dept.
That figures. Volkswagens are the cars of choice for hippies, remember? Liberals are so transparent.
You forget, Ithaca is full of liberals and politically correct folk. They don't like AMERICA or American made goods.
american? you mean toyota or honda? GM and ford are both mostly made outside the country.
What was that famous expression from WW II?
Oh yeah, SNAFU.
One visiting professor from Cornell drove a Volvo. Actually, she drove it right into a secretary's care (American made) one day in the parking lot. What a doofus.
OOPS, that should be car, not care. Sigh.
What is amazing is that these Ithaca police department cars are obviously copies of the idea of the car used by Ithaca's favorite local ice cream parlor (Purity Ice Cream).
However, Purity's advertiseing car which can been seen on th streets of ithaca and at the parlor itself is a bright red bug. Purity's car engenders attention, awe and solumn respectwhen seen. This police car is well---yellow.
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