Speed Trap Fail

I have no idea if something even close to this really happened, but I hope it did.

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 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 that the filling is missing. Also, the snap is broken on his holster.'

Semper Fi

1 comment:

  1. I've seen similar tales attributed to just about every state that has Navy or Marine Corps (and even occasionally Air Force!) jets - it is 'most likely' just a fun story but it could have happened some where, some time since all good war stories have an element of truth to them.............

    OTB MCPO sends.