By Meg Jones of the Journal Sentinel
Green Bay— Officer Joel Zwicky was on a routine patrol when he saw a guy on a dirt bike zooming along the Fox River State Recreational Trail, where motorized vehicles are not allowed.
So Zwicky pulled him over. But the officer wasn’t in his squad car or on a Segway or even on a bicycle. He was patrolling on a specially designed skateboard.
With no siren or flashing lights, Zwicky did the next best thing. He twirled his finger in the air and pointed to the side of the trail.
It actually worked.
“He was like ‘Oh my God, what is this?’ So I pointed him in the right direction he should have been traveling,” Zwicky said.
Though Zwicky patrols Green Bay’s neighborhoods in an unmarked Dodge Charger, each day when the weather is nice he parks his squad car and pulls his skateboard from the back seat, switching one set of wheels for another.… Read the rest