Top 10 police Guinness World Records

The 2013 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records is set to be released, which got us wondering about record-breaking law enforcers. Here is a collection of 10 Guinness World Records related to police.

1. Smallest working dog

The smallest rescue dog is Momo, a 7-year-old Chihuahua who weighs just 6.6 lb. She competed against golden retrievers and German shepherds to win a place on a Japanese police force to enter spaces larger dogs cannot.

2. Longest police standoff with a videogame controller

In 2009, a man in Brazil’s Distrito Federal carried out a 10-hour stand-off with local police, holding a 60-year-old woman hostage with a SEGA Light Phaser, a light gun used to play various shooting video games. The incident ended with no harm to the woman.

3. Largest curve in a sword swallowed

Dai Andrews swallowed a sword curved at 120 degrees during Blue Thunder, a festival put on by Baltimore City Police in 2009 to raise money for officers in need. The blade was measured on site at the Pimlico Racetrack in Maryland, and before the event via computer.

4. Longest career as a police officer

Detective Lieutenant Andrew F. Anewenter worked continuously as a Milwaukee police officer for 61 years, from 1942 until his retirement in May 2003. He died in August 2003.

5. Greatest distance between same offense, arresting officer and offender

In 2010, a British man received a ticket for speeding from Police Constable Andy Flitton in South Island, New Zealand. The offender recognized the constable as the same officer who had given him a ticket for speeding north of London two years previously. Both had emigrated to New Zealand.

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