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Cop's rookie mistake caught on tape

Caught-on-Video: Cop Makes Rookie Mistake

A man was pulled over for going around a safety bar warning of an approaching train, but as "Fox & Friends" reports, he was let off with a warning because of the police officer's rookie mistake.

Apparently the officer's car slipped out of gear and rolled right into the truck.

The video was posted to LiveLeak on February 16th and already has more than 200,000 views. You can see officers checking whether there's any damage to the truck, too.

The damage seemed to be minimal, and the officer let the man off with a warning. While we're sure the cop's ego is a little bruised, we hope he takes this tip from Police Magazine:

'Mistakes will be made. Mistakes should be made. ... You need to accept mistakes, learn from them, and move on.'

No word on who the officer is or where the incident took place.

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topjimi1 February 19 2014 at 11:03 AM

PS... At 55, Ive made plenty of mistakes. I just try my best not to repeat them. Im human.

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spdy65 February 19 2014 at 2:32 PM

"Slipped out of gear?" Exactly how could that be? If it slipped out of park it would have went backwards. So he had to have left it in neutral and it slipped into drive? Something don't add up at all. I've never seen a car with a shifter so worn out that it changes gears on it's own.
I'm thinking he jumped out all gung ho and left it in drive. Period.

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tony spdy65 February 19 2014 at 2:37 PM

That is a slightly reason conclusion there speedy. period. Have nice day. period. & a lovely new year. period.

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stolar spdy65 February 19 2014 at 3:58 PM

if there were two officers in the police care, then maybe the other made some sort of mistake...

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radbeerd February 19 2014 at 3:11 PM

bet he would have got a ticket if that cop car didn't roll into him.

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Bill February 19 2014 at 3:25 PM

did he ask to see the cops insurance card.. just saying they need one to...

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imaprod Bill February 19 2014 at 4:08 PM

...one, too. ( Too=also. ) ok?

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sutt202 imaprod February 19 2014 at 5:30 PM

1, 2, 3

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CougarDomme February 19 2014 at 9:23 AM

Here's a clue: emergency brake

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senfoghorn1 February 19 2014 at 4:29 PM

"...going around a safety bar warning of an approaching train." Why did the cop get involved? He simply delayed the natural selection process. You just can't fix stupid. The truck driver will do it again and probably wind up in another county by the time the train stops.

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cnysahd50 February 19 2014 at 8:53 AM

I had been in an accident a few years back.now fall/slippery conditions my truck ended up off the road and wedged in between a bunch of trees. minimal damage to the truck , i was un injured but had to climb out the passengers side window due to not being able to open the doors( wedged in trees remember) anyways, i had gotten half way out the window and fell the rest of the way into the snow. the state trooper found it very amusing and broke out laughing at me. once i had gotten up and stumbled through the snow to the side of the road, he came over to write an accident report, took two steps and wiped out on the icey road and slide back about 10 feet. I did my best not to laugh.. i really did...

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Bobby Brown cnysahd50 February 19 2014 at 9:22 AM

what goes around comes around---HA

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Practical Nomad February 19 2014 at 8:50 AM

Certainly not all, but too many Police Officers have a "serious" attitude problem. Most don't even attempt to be polite and think they've a right to come across in a belligerent manner. Letting the gentleman off with a warning is nothing, hopefully he apologized and the department paid, (or pays) this man's insurance deductible.

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Viper1ex19 February 19 2014 at 8:17 AM

Have you been drinkin Mr.?
I think a sobriety test is in order.

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bigred8690 February 19 2014 at 9:41 AM

I was once pulled over for speeding by an officer who mistook my car for another similar car. Before I could tell him he had the wrong guy, he just gave me a quick verbal warning and walked off.

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