Yes, Cops Park in the Bike Lane for Emergency Pizza Runs

Ever suspect that the officer who parked a squad car in the bike lane, forcing you to swerve into traffic, isn’t really on pressing police business? Stick around and you might get proof.

A Buffalo cyclist captured this short clip showing an officer returning to his bike lane-blocking vehicle with what appears to be some pizza, hot and fresh out of the oven.

The footage seems to have struck a nerve, with half a million views since it was posted less than two weeks ago. The video also got the attention of local news outlet WBIV, which reports that Buffalo police are “investigating it internally”:

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