Scram! It’s Jeannie Lamborghini!

October 27, 2008

Note to TV producers: The bidding starts today on a new super-hit series. It’s an action cop show called Jeannie Lamborghini, and it’s all true. And by “all true,” I mean some of it is true.

The Italian police have their own Lamborghini sports car for police work. It can go 203 miles an hour, perfect for catching getaway cars that can only hit 200. It has gadgets galore, even a heart defibrillator, which of course will be used to zap street scum in every episode.

Picture this sleek baby screeching along mountain roads and hairpin turns with spunky, wise-cracking cop Jeannie Lamborghini at the wheel! If you want a different car, I’ve also registered Annette Corvette and Portia Porsche.

I see Jeannie played by someone like Angelina Jolie, but with fewer children. And the car could maybe have a hotline to Jeannie’s secret boss, a hip young black President. Networks, take out your checkbooks!

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Police unveil a Lamborghini car donated to the Italian state police, in Rome, October 24, 2008. REUTERS/Lamborghini/Handout

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Here, the police have purchased a Mini-Cooper. To raise funds, they pile in a bunch of police officers and then disembark at high-profile crime scenes.

No, I’m just kidding. Investigators actually drive Ford Probes. Unfortunately, the usual suspects have successfully evaded capture by driving 1969 Dodge Darts.

Posted by Dr. Doll | Report as abusive

It’s got to be better than Knight Rider

Posted by Golden Ace | Report as abusive

How fitting that the police should drive probes.

Posted by Peter | Report as abusive

Unfortunately Jeannie was unsuccessful in it’s first low speed chase, as the suspect driving a Toyota Prius initally evaded capture while Jeannie was forced to refuel. As Jeannie subsequently was able to catch up with the suspect, Officers Lorenzo and Giovanni quickly realized that they had no means of taking the suspect back to the station and so released him with a written warning…

Posted by Wbaere | Report as abusive

I would break the law there, just to get a better look at that beauty.

Posted by Danika | Report as abusive

Here the cops have a few 700hp Mustangs and GTO,s etc. they confiscate from drug dealers and use to catch high power speeders. They’re sneaky about it too because the cars, called Interceptors, are unmarked with hidden police lights. Kinda makes me want to join the police force.
What fun!

Posted by T | Report as abusive

In a related story, police in New Zealand were recently given some really quick sheep.

Posted by Cris Cohen | Report as abusive

In Arizona where my family is, the cops confiscate low riders from drug dealers also. It’s not that uncommon to see a 64 impala on spoke daytons running radar and calling in backup. Wbaere brings up a good you put the fugitives in the trunk?

Posted by Josh E. | Report as abusive

This is absolutely true. Back in my teaching days, I had a student who bragged in class that he had been clocked by a state trooper at 138 mph and that it had taken the trooper more than 30 miles to catch him. This occurred in the early a.m., when he had three friends in the car with him. He was shocked when I later told him he was the stupidist sob I had ever met.

Posted by Dr. Doll | Report as abusive