This 20-minute joyride may cost him a few years.
It all started around 4 a.m. in Springfield, Massachusetts, when police responded to a domestic disturbance call. A woman wanted her boyfriend, Michael Kopeski, removed from her home, and the responding officers say at first he was cooperative, reports Mass Live. But when Kopeski wasn't allowed back in the house for his belongings, he allegedly became belligerent, spitting at the police car ... and then finagling his way into the front seat, due to a malfunctioning lock.
As he began driving off, police say, one of the officers was able to open the passenger side and quickly let off some pepper spray, to no avail.
Unlike in "The Hangover," which depicted police trying to save face after their patrol car was lifted, the officers here immediately called in the report -- but for the next 20 minutes or so, Kopeski allegedly drove through the city while broadcasting over police radio.
According to the department's public information officer, Sgt. John Delaney, the suspect "was playing policeman." One choice quote from his radio broadcast: "You guys are boring, I am going to go find crime." Hear the full radio transmission:
Eventually the stolen cruiser was spotted and officers boxed it in. But even then, when they tried to apprehend the suspect, Kopeski allegedly resisted arrest and threw punches, injuring two cops. He has been charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, four counts of assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. However much he wants a future in law enforcement, we don't expect him to get accepted to the academy any time soon.