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  • Shaq-A Lawman?

    If Shaq is serious about this, would a department be interested in having him on the force?

    Officer Shaquille O'Neal?

    O'Neal recently expressed an interest in a law-enforcement career after basketball. Now he's got an offer that includes a four-day workweek, a customized uniform and a sport utility patrol vehicle.

    "I would like to extend an invitation to you to come to Oxnard and see what we have to offer with respect to a position with our department," Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez said in a letter to the 29-year-old Lakers center.

    The job comes with a few perks. Lopez said the department would special order his uniform and equipment to ensure the right fit for the 7-foot-1, 315-pounder.

    O'Neal also would get his choice of patrol vehicles.

    "Further, with your affinity toward Lincoln Navigators, we plan to special order one with extra legroom and a moon roof over the driver's side that should serve nicely as your patrol vehicle."

    Although Lopez's letter was in fun, he encouraged the basketball star to visit the city and ride along with an officer.

    While taping a cable cooking show recently, O'Neal said he would be giving up basketball at age 32 and he wants to join law enforcement.

    By STEVE EDDY
    The Orange County Register

  • #2
    We had a few professional ball players become cops in the 60's. It worked out well, but they needed the money too.

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    • #3
      I for one would not resist if he was placing me under arrest....I know they say the bigger they are, the harder they fall....I'm not gonna test it on him, because even if its true, as big as he is, and as bad as my luck is....he'd fall right ontop of me!

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      • #4
        I was kind of angry when i heard the news report on the radio upon waking up. I do not see how this man deserves to be treated any better than any other officer wannabe. He should be required to test and go thru the same process as everyone else. And whats this about his own specialty vehicle. Not for once do i believe another regular joe who happens to be shaqs size going to get special treatment. Star status should not earn the person any special privileges. He should have to work as hard as everybody else.
        "To each his own"

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        • #5
          ftrphxcop, all that was said in jest.
          My husband is a big man, 6'5", 260lbs. He has a lot of sheer strength but can be so clumsy because there is so much of him.
          I remember I got SO mad at him one time. He can't walk and chew gum at the same time. He tripped and, when he reached out to catch himself, he grabbed onto a medal plant stand I had with all my homegrown African Violets. It just folded in half, just with the weight from his hand. My violets went up in the air all over the place. I was really, really angry at him.
          Whenever he is trying to help me with something, like taking a hanging lamp down, I have to remind him to use HALF of his strength.
          When our son was little, I also had to constantly remind him to be careful. He just doesn't know his own strength.
          He'd be a great cop.....Just don't give him a gun.

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          • #6
            We had a former professional boxer working in our detention facility. He lasted about 2 months. Didn't have the demeanor for dealing with the inmates, and the other officers made a wide berth around him. He also had a little trouble with his temper. (Not good working in a jail )

            He also worked for a Campus police department (as a guard, I think) for a short time. While he was popular with the ladies, he thought he was too good to do any real work. (He was a little too full of himself)

            Don't know what he's doing now, but he don't work here!!!
            Optimistic pessimist: Hope for the best, but expect the worst.

            Jack

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            • #7
              Whew! I thought that topic said something else!

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              • #8
                Hmmm, sounds like people would be speeding past him hoping he would right them a ticket just so they could get his autograph.
                There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.

                Steven Wright

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                • #9
                  "Whew! I thought that topic said something else!"

                  I'm glad I'm not the only one that had to read the title twice
                  "They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program" ~George W. Bush, November 2, 2000

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                  • #10
                    That's Shaq with a Q. A Q!

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                    • #11
                      Originally by Mike Sullivan: Whew! I thought that topic said something else!
                      Originally by ALadyToYou: That's Shaq with a Q. A Q!
                      Too many Austin Powers fans?
                      Optimistic pessimist: Hope for the best, but expect the worst.

                      Jack

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JKT:
                        Too many Austin Powers fans?

                        Now, that's scary!

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                        • #13
                          hehe, he'd catch a criminal and they'd be too busy asking for his autograph to resist arrest!
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