We wonder if this stop, or this cop, is the one that will alter our life path irrevocably.
Had they been looking to commit suicide by cop, the teens could have just drawn the weapon and forced German to fire.
He was a cop for 28 years, retiring as an NYPD captain of detectives.
He talks to Christine Pelisek about his work—and what his cop buddies think of it.
This guy completely calls out a Russian policeman for breaking two laws—and the cop stops!
"I'll make a charge of petty larceny and disorderly conduct," says the cop, layin' the evidence on the desk.
He said bitterly to the cop at the door: "I bet they beat this rap!"
And I don't like the stench of that kind of cop in my place.
The burglar had the breath knocked out of him, and the 'cop' didn't.
He only gave one "cop," but it was enough, and there was an end of Friar Robert.
1704, northern British dialect, "to seize, to catch," perhaps ultimately from Middle French caper "seize, to take," from Latin capere "to take" (see capable); or from Dutch kapen "to take," from Old Frisian capia "to buy," which is related to Old English ceapian (see cheap). Related: Copped; copping.
[origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately fr Latin capere ''seize,'' by way of French; police officer sense a shortening of copper; second sense ''seize, catch'' attested by 1704]