[Land-speed] (non lsr) CHP vs Marines

Tom Shannon saltfevr at q.com
Fri May 23 20:33:52 MDT 2008

List: Everyone have a safe Memorial Day and think of those who gave all.Tom
ShannonMagna, Utah

                       CHP vs. USMC

Top this for a speeding ticket

Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on
I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar , California . One
of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles
approaching the crest of a hill.

The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300
miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not
reset and then turned off.

Just then a deafening roar over the treetops 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 the location.

Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the
USMC Base Commander. The reply came back in true USMC style:


Thank you for your letter. We can now complete the file on this incident.

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 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.

The pilot also 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.

Thank you for your concern.
Semper Fi.

Plan your next roadtrip with MapQuest.com: America's #1 Mapping Site.

Change the world with e-mail. Join the im Initiative from Microsoft.

More information about the Land-speed mailing list