CHP pulls over the Geek Squad


The California Highway Patrol has been busy this summer. In addition to its usual serving and protecting, the CHP has had to deal with a state-canvassing convoy of law-enforcement imposters—hooligans posing as tech-savvy Best Buy brand ambassadors. Known as the “Geek Squad,” the round-the-clock computer-support team comprises men and women who not only flash badges and maintain suspicious Erik-Estrada-circa-1977 hairdos but zoom around in vehicles that bear an uncanny resemblance to patrol cars. There has yet to be an official report of anyone mistaking one of the black-and-white Beetles for a California Highway Patrol cruiser, but it could happen, says CHP spokesman Mike Herman.

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