Monday, March 29, 2010

Best Comeback Line

If you've ever testified in court, you might wish you could have been
as sharp as this policeman.

He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial.
The lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer's credibility .....

Q: 'Officer --- did you see my client fleeing the scene?'
A: 'No sir. But I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away.'
Q: 'Officer -- who provided this description?'
A: 'The officer who responded to the scene.'
Q: 'A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender. Do you trust your fellow officers?'
A: 'Yes, sir. With my life.'
Q: 'With your life? Let me ask you this then officer. Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?'
A: 'Yes sir, we do!'
Q: 'And do you have a locker in the room?'
A: 'Yes sir, I do.'
Q: 'And do you have a lock on your locker?'
A: 'Yes sir.'
Q: 'Now why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with these same officers?'
A: 'You see, sir -- we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.'

The courtroom EXPLODED with laughter, and a prompt recess was called. The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year's 'Best Comeback' line and I think he'll win.... don't you? :)


Whimsey Creations said...

That is a really great comeback line. Wish I could think that quickly LOL

PEA said...

LOVE IT! DD laughed too and she wants to be a cop! gotta love them.
Kiss that baby for me, he is too cute.

angiesraggedypatch said...

giggle giggle giggle

BittersweetPunkin said...

THIS IS GREAT!!!!! I loved it!!! Gonna pass it on...