Whoops! Merced Police car drives off still attached to gas pump

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The Police Department said the officer got an emergency call and forgot he was still attached

MERCED, California – The Merced Police Department poked fun at itself on social media on Monday night when it posted a picture of one of its police cars with a broken gas pump attached to on the road.

“We are human, we make mistakes too,” the Police Department posted on Instagram.

The officer involved in the incident was fueling his vehicle when he received an emergency call for service, the Police Department said.

The photo was captioned “Rookie.”

The Police Department said there was no damage to the gas pump as they’re designed to break away, and there was no damage to the police vehicle.

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