Tuesday, Jun. 09, 2009

I Love a Man in a Uniform

It's one way to look for a date. After police officers visited Lorna Dudash's home in 2006 and asked her to turn down her music, the apparently lonesome 45-year-old woman called 911 to ask dispatchers to send one of the officers back. "He was the cutest cop I've seen in god knows how long," she confided to the dispatcher. "It's not very often a good-looking man comes to your doorstep."

The officer did return to Dudash's house — to arrest her. The scene of the date-that-wasn't: Aloha, Oregon, the same town where a 20-year-old called 911 after a McDonald's worker didn't give him the orange juice he ordered.

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