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DC Police SUV Hits Bumblebee at 'Transformer 3' Filming in DC
MyFoxDC.com ^ | October 12, 2010 | Fox 5 News

Posted on 10/13/2010 12:38:31 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

A D.C. Police SUV was involved in a wreck at the filming of "Transformers 3" in Washington D.C.

While the movie was filming a car chase scene on 3rd Street and Maryland Ave in southwest D.C., the police SUV collides with a yellow Chevy Camaro, which in the movie series is known as the character Bumblebee.

The police SUV was not supposed to be there and the wreck itself was not scripted.

The police officer driving the SUV is a 25-year veteran senior explosive ordnance technician. He was taken to a local hospital and sustained minor injuries.

Law enforcement sources tell FOX 5 that he was driving to a call for a suspicious package incident nearby and was using a different radio channel than the police officers who were securing the perimeter for the movie.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdc.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bumblebee; cop; dc; donutwatch; transformers
The police officer driving the SUV is probably fortunate that Optimus Prime did not show up at the scene of the accident and retaliate for hitting Bumblebee.
1 posted on 10/13/2010 12:38:34 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I wonder if they might use that in the film, lol.


2 posted on 10/13/2010 12:40:54 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Those darn rampaging SUV’s. First it’s moose and now this.


3 posted on 10/13/2010 12:43:24 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Did the SUV have the inscription “To punish and enslave” ?


4 posted on 10/13/2010 12:44:03 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Rules don't apply to cops.

They can go anywhere they want, anytime they want.

You got a problem with that?

5 posted on 10/13/2010 12:55:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Good thing it did not happened during "Ghostbusters II" filming


6 posted on 10/13/2010 12:56:27 PM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Its a public street. The movie car ran into the side of the cop who was on his way to a call.


7 posted on 10/13/2010 1:11:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Its a public street. The movie car ran into the side of the cop who was on his way to a call.

RTFA. The street was closed.

8 posted on 10/13/2010 1:14:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Movie making is a legitimate reason for closing a public street?

Sounds like the clowns in Oakland Michigan who decided they had the right to declare the street a gun free zone during their street fair.


9 posted on 10/13/2010 1:18:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek
Movie making is a legitimate reason for closing a public street?

According to the police it is. They're the ones who were "guarding the perimeter" that the SUV-driving cop ignored.

10 posted on 10/13/2010 1:22:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Rules don't apply to cops.
They can go anywhere they want, anytime they want.
You got a problem with that?


As long as it's outside of private property, then NO there should be no problem whatsoever. If an officer has got to get to a hot call then let that officer get there any way he possibly needs too......as long as it doesn't involve someone's private property (house, garage, closed business, etc).
11 posted on 10/13/2010 1:25:14 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So that cop WAS acting stupidly


12 posted on 10/13/2010 1:26:07 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Sounds like the ones who screwed up were the guys who were supposed to be guarding the perimiter. If it was a lefitimate emergency, shooting should have stopped. I would assume everyone driving had radios.


13 posted on 10/13/2010 1:27:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Aye carumba! Mi hermano!


14 posted on 10/13/2010 1:28:32 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Bummer.


15 posted on 10/13/2010 1:29:19 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: cripplecreek
I would assume everyone driving had radios.

He was on the wrong frequency, Kenneth.

16 posted on 10/13/2010 1:36:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL apparently.


17 posted on 10/13/2010 1:38:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: al baby

I saw the clip. Why were the drivers of the bumblebee so anxious to cover it up? So that people wouldn’t know the car disintigrates like crystal when it’s in an accident?


18 posted on 10/13/2010 1:45:48 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

I thought that was kinda funny too


19 posted on 10/13/2010 1:48:39 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What is the carbon footprint of a movie production?

Why are good liberal film makers using SUVs in a movie in the first place? Tsk, tsk, they should be ashamed of themselves.

And what about that carbon footprint? Why are they filming chase scenes, using gas and other resources? Can’t they do it the carbon friendly way, with computer graphics?

And what’s with the violent movies also? Good liberals believe in peace and love and celebrations of diversity, not violence. Even staged make believe violence is verboten to the liberals.

Why don’t we hear more from liberals in the entertainment business about the high carbon, high violence, stereotyping of women in movies, etc.???????


20 posted on 10/13/2010 1:51:14 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: cripplecreek
Movie making is a legitimate reason for closing a public street?

Movie companies generally pay substantial fees to cities, to be able to do this. Cities often consider it to be worthwhile.

21 posted on 10/13/2010 1:51:24 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Borges; EveningStar; alwaysconservative; Mr. Blonde; Mr. K; wtc911; ...

Cinema Ping



22 posted on 10/13/2010 2:07:53 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

The transformer vehicles are all parked in the lot next door. Lots of people taking pictures with Optimus Prime (aka a tractor trailer. Go figure)


23 posted on 10/13/2010 2:45:03 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (There's a strange odor coming from the White House. Smells like BO.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Was he escorting Bite-me?


24 posted on 10/13/2010 3:09:36 PM PDT by naturalized
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To: Hoodlum91

Oh boy.. go over there & be an “extra”


25 posted on 10/13/2010 3:50:18 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: cripplecreek

When you fill out the paperwork and get the licenses and pay the fees yes movie making is a legitimate reason to close a public street. These guys didn’t just start filming in the street and expect the cops (some of whom are involved in the filming) to co-operate, there’s months worth of paperwork and thousands of dollars in above the table (and often at least as much below the table) fees to be paid.


26 posted on 10/13/2010 3:51:42 PM PDT by discostu (Keyser Soze lives)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Now known as Crumplebee.


27 posted on 10/13/2010 5:34:42 PM PDT by Molon Labbie
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