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The Two Cops

I was on my way to lunch at McDonalds on the Gulf Road when I spotted this fresh car wreck. Seems the driver was speeding like crazy, lost control, hit the curb, and flipped upside down into the middle of the road. The driver of the car must have been taken to the hospital before I arrived because I didn't see any ambulance or anything. I parked my car near by and walked to the scene with Nat to take some pictures. Before we got to the scene I told her not to speak in Arabic because I wanted to use my "I am a foreigner and don't understand a word you are saying" approach on the cops incase they stop me from taking pictures. So I get to the scene and their were two cops, a black guy and a white guy. The white guy was talking on the phone and the black guy was just looking at me. I took out my camera to take a picture and black cop came towards me yelling something out in Arabic. I yelled back "Can I take a picture?" he was like "what?" as in he didn't understand a word I was saying. I asked him again "Can I take a picture?" and pointed to my camera. He said yeah yeah take. So I started setting up my shot when the second cop saw me and came walking towards me yelling "mamnoo mamnoo" meaning its not allowed its not allowed in Arabic. I told him "Why not I just want to take some pictures" and then the other black cop told him in Arabic that I just wanted to take pictures and then I would leave. The white cop told the black cop come on man you know its not allowed and then he walked off continuing to talk on the phone. So I ignored the cops request and continued taking my pictures while listening in on the conversation the cop was having on the phone. Basically what I heard was that they wanted to leave the scene of the accident to go have their iftar but there was no one else who wanted to come in their place and the tow truck driver was no where to be found. In the end they parked one of their cars in front of the wrecked car and turned on the sirens, then they got into the second cop car and drove off leaving the accident scene unattended to. I have a closer picture of the car on 2:48AM if you are interested and you can check it by clicking here.

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Uploaded on October 26, 2005