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Old 09-10-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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Speaking of Radar Traps

Top This One For A Speeding
Ticket in Kingsville, TX

Two Texas Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on Hwy 77, just south of Kingsville, TX.
One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the town of Kingsville. The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour and climbing.
The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and then it suddenly turned off.

Just then a deafening roar over the Mesquite treetops on Hwy 77 revealed that the radar had in fact locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low-flying exercise near this, it's Naval Air home base location in Kingsville TX.
Back at the Texas Highway Patrol Headquarters in Corpus Christi the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the US Naval Base Commander in Kingsville for shutting down his equipment.

The reply came back in true USMC style:

'Thank you for your letter.
You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to, your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it, which is why it shut down.
Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully-armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment's location.
Fortunately, the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position on the side of Hwy 77 So. of Kingsville.
The pilot suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them, since the video systems on these jets are very high tech.
Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap is broken on his holster.'
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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Urban legend or not, I got a few chuckles out of this one.

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It's fun to think about the shoe being on the other foot for once. My speeding days are behind me now but my memory's still good enough to recall all the money those radar guns cost me in the past.
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I got my first and last ticket in Kingsville Tx in 1968. I was in the Navy and stationed at the Naval Air Station there....Happy Trails..I guess some things never change...
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Thanks for the chuckle!...

...And God Bless and keep safe ALL of our protectors and defenders, public safety, emergency response and rescue personnel ...whether the uniform has a badge, military insignia, "Star of Life" or Malteese Cross...
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First Fwd email I received about this had it happening in CA. Sounds like those radar patrols should be real careful where they set-up.

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