Drivers Everywhere But on the Road
One winds up on the train tracks, another on a front lawn.
Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs."
On the Wrong Track: Contrary to popular belief, there is no "wrong side of the tracks." Well, not unless you count the top side. A driver who made a wrong turn wound up on the train tracks paralleling Route 17, leading authorities to shut down New Jersey Transit traffic on the line, according to Hasbrouck Heights Police. It took police about an hour to remove the vehicle from the tracks. We're not sure how long it took onlookers to remove their palms from their faces.
Not Quite a Smoking Gun, But Close: You think smoking's bad for you? It's even worse if you're trying to get away with something. The DNA off a discarded cigarette broke the case of a rash of 100 vehicle break-ins in the Woodbridge area that took place in a single month last year, police said. We're looking forward to surgeon general-written warnings that smoking may cause lung disease, birth defects or claustrophobia. Jail cells aren't exactly spacious, you know.
Off-Roading: From now on, we're doing our yard work dressed as orange cones. We're not sure if it would have helped the Erial man who was struck by a student driver once the driver's car crossed a roadway and jumped a curb, but we figure it couldn't have hurt. Fortunately, the man wasn't seriously hurt.
Family Values: Millville police arrested a man they say was caught with a prostitute—who just happens to be the sister of another prostitute with whom the same man was caught just weeks earlier, according to a report on NJ.com It's not clear if the man may have been offered a family package. (Yeah. We groaned just typing that one).