Phoenix Cops Go Undercover; Dressing as Grounds Crew to Catch Speeders at Sky Harbor Airport

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There's a little-known shortcut to get from downtown Phoenix to Tempe during rush hour. Some of those in the know call it cheating. We tell those people to pipe down because it's our preferred way home from work.

The shortcut goes directly through Sky Harbor International Airport and allows you to bypass the parking lot that I-10 becomes between the hours of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Tommy Thompson tells New Times the cops are hip to the shortcut and that police have come up with a sneaky method of busting speeders: dress officers up as grounds crew and arm them with radar guns.

"There's no law against [the shortcut]," he says. "But we've got people using the airport as a freeway...they've got to slow down."

The disguised officers monitor the roads leading into the airport. When they see someone speeding, they call to another officer waiting down the road in a police cruiser to issue the ticket.

Not exactly the most glamorous undercover assignment for a cop but it's certainly sneaky.

Thompson says that yesterday they busted a guy doin' 73 MPH through the airport. He says the department will probably continue to use this method. 

So, if you're speeding through the airport, keep your eyes peeled for a baggage handler with a radar gun.
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Super Filmizle
Super Filmizle

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Super Filmizle
Super Filmizle

This is off topic from the other comments but you touch film izle upon it in your post… Concerning E and J, have you considered individual therapy for them? It is really

important that they are able to process, in an emotionally healthy way, these huge life bombs that have been thrown their way. I’m glad to hear that E has a cousin he

can relate to but the great thing with therapists is that they can be completely impartial. hd film izle E and J would be

able to say anything to a therapist, things they might not want to admit to anyone within the family. Addiction is a family disease, so as great as it is to have

familial support, it is equally filmini izle important to have outside, unbiased support as well. E and J may want to check out Alateen as well, where they can meet others their

age who have been through the same thing.

Super Filmizle
Super Filmizle

This is off topic from the other comments but you touch film izle upon it in your post… Concerning E and J, have you considered individual therapy for them? It is really

important that they are able to process, in an emotionally healthy way, these huge life bombs that have been thrown their way. I’m glad to hear that E has a cousin he

can relate to but the great thing with therapists is that they can be completely impartial. hd film izle E and J would be

able to say anything to a therapist, things they might not want to admit to anyone within the family. Addiction is a family disease, so as great as it is to have

familial support, it is equally filmini izle important to have outside, unbiased support as well. E and J may want to check out Alateen as well, where they can meet others their

age who have been through the same thing.

Super Filmizle
Super Filmizle

This is off topic from the other comments but you touch film izle upon it in your post… Concerning E and J, have you considered individual therapy for them? It is really

important that they are able to process, in an emotionally healthy way, these huge life bombs that have been thrown their way. I’m glad to hear that E has a cousin he

can relate to but the great thing with therapists is that they can be completely impartial. hd film izle E and J would be

able to say anything to a therapist, things they might not want to admit to anyone within the family. Addiction is a family disease, so as great as it is to have

familial support, it is equally filmini izle important to have outside, unbiased support as well. E and J may want to check out Alateen as well, where they can meet others their

age who have been through the same thing.

Hot Rod Lincoln
Hot Rod Lincoln

ATTENTION: if you own a black Lincoln Town Car, a 2003 or newer model, tint out the windows so dark that no one can see inside the vehicle and you're off to the races. It's helpful but not mandatory to have a commerce plate on it. keep your car polished all shiney. Cops think you are a hired limousine, and if you're speeding you may be carrying someone cool, a diplomat, or a jackass Hollywood celebrity in a hurry for some reason. They want fancy people with bank to come here to Scottsdale, et al. As long you are not crashing into stuff the cops won't stop you. Trust me on this. I drove limousines for years. Passing stopped traffic; U-turns on Van Buren at 2: 00 am in front of a cop; Use of the car pool lane at rush hour when you're solo; 90mph on the freeway... No problem.

alehound
alehound

Damn dude, you didn't have to tell what the shortcut was :(

Fairymagic13
Fairymagic13

I started distributing the New Times in 1974 at Chandler High School during the anti-Vietnam war era because New Times was writing about issues that really mattered to us. I've been disappointed that New Times many times before, but NEVER as much as now. This story blows my most cherished secret - I don't even tell my wife about this shortcut!

Oh, say it isn't so New Times!

James King
James King

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for blowing this shortcut. I use it, too. It was devastating to have to write the words knowing it could potentially ruin such a great thing. But this is HUGE news in the world of Phoenix-to-Tempe travel. It couldn't be ignored. Woodward and Bernstein couldn't just shrug off Watergate, could they?

Steve
Steve

or just drive the speed limit... which is still faster than sitting on I-10 for a half hour...

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