Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quite a Detour

Why are there two Chicago PD squad cars parked in front of the Embarcadero Hyatt?

I took a close look and they seemed authentic, with a little winter salt grime and everything. How'd they get this far from home?

Is San Francisco standing in for Chicago in a movie or TV show? If so, that's pretty odd. Though maybe not as odd as it standing in for the 1980s East Village in "Rent."

UPDATE: It occurs to me that they may be here to attend the funeral of the Oakland police officers.

From the Chronicle story yesterday (boldface added):
In an emotional farewell, more than 20,000 grateful citizens and law-enforcement officials from across the country gathered Friday to honor the lives of four Oakland police officers who were shot and killed in the single deadliest day in department history.

Never mind.