As Omaha police officers end a shift, they often pull their cruisers onto the precinct assembly lot and, to use police parlance, “park and lock.”
It’s a system that works well when the locks do.
But with an aging fleet of vehicles, sometimes the power locks fail, as they apparently did early Tuesday outside the Northwest Precinct assembly near 108th Street and Military Road. (A group of new cruisers has recently arrived in the city.)
A drunken 22-year-old woman opened the front and back doors of four cruisers parked on the lot and left them open, according to a police report.
Perhaps the cars’ light bars and “police” decals were not enough of a clue that they were, indeed, police cruisers.
An officer arriving at the assembly because his cruiser had maintenance problems saw the suspicious open doors.
The woman, crying and belligerent, emerged from between two cruisers. She spit in the direction of a sergeant, the report said.
She was booked on suspicion of trespassing and unlawful occupancy.
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