19Borrow Anyone’s Vehicle
This one relates to an earlier section about cops enlisting civilians for help. Taking things a step further, if a cop asks someone to drive them somewhere, what’s to keep them from borrowing the vehicle? Slate confirms that these episodes do occur, although they’re less common today than they were
A cop would have to be in a truly desperate situation to take someone’s car outright with no questions asked. They would probably have to use force as well, considering a civilian would be suspicious. Unless there’s a good reason for it, cops shouldn’t borrow vehicles in the field.