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Patrol Car Pinball

By Matt Wood in News on Sep 17, 2006 9:04PM

chicagoist_2006_09_carwash.jpgOn Saturday afternoon, a carwash employee in Forest Park was cleaning a police car when he decided to take it for a joyride. After cleaning the car, he pulled out of the wash bay and into traffic, striking one vehicle before pulling back into the lot and hitting not one, not two, but five more parked cars.

We had sort of passed on this story until reading that last little detail, when picturing the car bouncing around the lot like a pinball nearly made us spit coffee all over the keyboard. Unfortunately, three people were hurt in the process, including a police officer trying to stop the car and two other carwash employees.