Drunk impersonates struck pedestrian
A Hobokenite “in the know” advised me that I may be mistaken with the VIP part.
The term is used interchangeably in town… There have been many instances where VIP has indeed meant a very important person (such as a guest of the city, or a political figure – the often get free “rides” from the Hoboken Police/Taxi Department).
In this case, he referred to this as being a “regular drunk” or homeless person, or as I presume “Very Intoxicated Person”… whatever. I make mistakes. I was just hoping it was a drunk politician.
Boy, the Live Hoboken police and fire scanner is fun this evening.
And this one sounds interesting.
Call originally came in as “Pedestrian struck by auto, 84 Washington St.”
Then as police arrived, it was “not struck, but a DK (drunk) who fell, and a call pulled over to help”
Then dispatch said “VIP down”.. which usually means an “important” CITY or COUNTY EMPLOYEE (use “important” at your discretion)… which town drunk is it? Anyone that finds out.. let me know.. they rarely say the name on the radio, and by the time I get down there, it’ll be cleaned up.
The new James Bond: “Darling, I’ll take my pedestrian drunk, not struck.”