Unlucky police officer nearly loses cruiser

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This is the embarrassing moment a Miami County Sheriff's deputy forgot to leave his cruiser's parking brake on after he pulled an SUV over during a traffic stop.

Dashcam footage from the police car – recorded on June 24 – shows the officer talking to the driver of the SUV, when the car starts to roll backwards towards a junction.


Noticing what's happened, the officer runs off after the vehicle, and can be heard heavily panting while he gives chase.

Thankfully, the officer manages to reach the cruiser just as it rolls into the junction. He jumps in the driver's seat and re-parks the car behind the stopped SUV.

Obviously embarrassed, the cop explains to the driver that "that's never happened before".

He then checks the SUV driver's ID, before letting them head on their way.