Every good crime fighter has to have a catchy name.
That’s why the New Braunfels Police Department in Texas is holding a Name the Corvette Contest to give a moniker to the newest addition to its fleet, a black and white 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 seized from a drug dealer.
Already, the entries have been pouring in to the department’s Facebook page, where suggestions have ranged from Lightning McCrime to Copnado to The Long Arm to The Interceptor to the Baconator to the Alternator.
One lady suggested painting an officer in his uniform with angel wings on the hood or trunk of the car “because yall are heros, our protectors, our angels.”
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We’re hoping a post on our blog will encourage even more kids ages 8 to 16 to enter the contest. Post your name suggestions on their Facebook page by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. A committee of police department employees will then vote for the winner, which will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
The winner will not only get bragging rights but will also earn the opportunity to ride inside the Corvette during the Comal County Fair Parade on Friday, Sept. 25 and have their picture taken with the car, along with a few other police department prizes.
The Corvette was awarded to the police department as part of an asset distribution from the federal DEA criminal case of a large drug distribution ring in the area. NBPD was instrumental in helping bring down that drug enterprise. For clarification purposes, property seized during the course of an investigation is only awarded to the law enforcement agency after a court has determined that the suspect was involved in criminal activity and the proceeds (money) from that activity (dealing drugs in this case) paid for the items seized. Seizure money can only be used for very specific items, with more police officers unfortunately not being one of them.
Good luck, kids, in this fun contest involving a Corvette, and our best wishes to the fine officers of the New Braunfels Police Department.