Many Saturdays ago my phone rang at 7:30 in the morning. Luckily it was a good friend of mine that also happens to be one of the most prolific pornographers in all the Valley. "Dude, I need your help. I'm at this studio Downtown and I have to return 7 cop cars and a S.W.A.T. van to the rental place. Can you help me drive them back?" Um, duh. Luckily, my friend Dylan was in from out of town and easily stirred from his nest on my couch. So, for the next few hours the 3 of us
hooned drove black & whites all over Los Angeles freeways. Legality-wise, all we had to do was make sure the light boxes had "Out Of Service" covers over them. Talk about fun. Everyone, and let me emphasize that, everyone, slowed down, changed lanes, hid their beers and/or buckled their seat belts as we approached. Actually, that last part shocked me the most. I had no clue that so many folks drove around without seat belts. Dylan didn't have a cell phone, so at one point I pulled up next to him to shout that we were stopping for lunch. As it looked like we were up to something police-related, traffic behind us ground to a halt. I still feel bad about that part. Nonetheless, what great fun! Especially that S.W.A.T. van. I mean, can you beat driving around in LAPD squad cars with your buddies on a Saturday morning?
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