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Topeka lamp post falls onto Lawrence police vehicle

June 26, 2012

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A lamp post around noon Tuesday in Topeka fell onto the hood of an unmarked Lawrence police car parked near the Statehouse, a Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman said.

Officer Patrick Saleh, of the Capitol Police unit, said the post fell onto the unoccupied car parked in a law enforcement lot on Ninth Street between Topeka Boulevard and Harrison Street west of the Statehouse. Police briefly closed Ninth Street as Westar Energy workers retrieved the light pole about 12:45 p.m.

Saleh said emergency officials wanted to make sure the wires to the pole did not present an electrical danger before they reopened the street.

A Lawrence police employee was able to drive the unmarked vehicle away, he said.

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SofaKing 1 year, 9 months ago

"A lamp post around noon Tuesday in Topeka fell onto the hood of an unmarked Lawrence police car parked near the Statehouse, a Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman said."

Do we believe the Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman said it that way?

On Tuesday, an unmarked police car from Lawrence was parked near the Topeka Statehouse when a lamp post fell onto its hood.

What time?

Around noon.

Was it struck by lightning?

What?

The lamp post.

No, it just fell.

Police are looking for the suspect, white male in his 30's last seen carrying a screwdriver and a hack saw.

In other news, a McDonald's bag was seen blowing along I-70 when it hit the rim of a fire truck.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year, 9 months ago

If I had written a sentence in a class assignment like te opening sentence in this "news" (?) article, Dr. Campbell would have kicked my butt so hard I would have bounced out the classroom door and three times down the stairs. Since when can you get a journalism and English degree from a Wheaties box???

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yourworstnightmare 1 year, 9 months ago

That was one looooooong light pole!

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Number_1_Grandma 1 year, 9 months ago

I'd like to know what was Lawrence police car doing in Topeka?

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Lathrup 1 year, 9 months ago

What the heck does Topeka Have against Lawrence? Anyway? They send us thier thugs and armed criminals all the time, and now our poor police cars aren't even safe parking there. I understand Brownback is miffed at us for being a bubble of sanity in HIS kansas, but who knew he had the power to toppel lightpoles ? Darn voice to tezt!!!!

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DillonBarnes 1 year, 9 months ago

So many great things in this story.

The sentence that comes first is awkward in its writing today.

The mean streets of Topeka continue to keep the LPD busy!

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brewmaster 1 year, 9 months ago

"A lamp post around noon Tuesday in Topeka fell onto the hood of an unmarked Lawrence police car parked near the Statehouse, a Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman said"

Remember those sentence diagramming exercises in language class during elementary school? Jr. High? High School? College? You don't...well, never mind.

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Benjamin Roberts 1 year, 9 months ago

"... an unmarked Lawrence police car ..."

It's not unmarked now.

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fu7il3 1 year, 9 months ago

It's always a Topeka pole damaging Lawrence property.

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Matthew Herbert 1 year, 9 months ago

Ahh, Topeka. It's just too easy.

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Bunny_Hotcakes 1 year, 9 months ago

This is how it starts. How will Lawrence infrastructure choose to retaliate? It's going to be an inanimate object Hatfields & McCoys all up in here.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 9 months ago

No big loss; just replace with one of the many unused Lawrence police cars parked in the parking lot to the south of the Judicial Center in Lawrence.

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mdlund0 1 year, 9 months ago

Light "Poll"? Really? Pole, people. POLE.

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