Life Imitating Art
Chief Joe Winkle, of the Muncie, Indiana police force, has suggested Erik Estrada has put himself in a good position to become a reserve police officer. I wonder if those years of filming are going to come in handy for the former CHiPs star in terms of previous relevant experience? Workplace hazzards for an actor in Hollywood might be more related to over exposure of UV rays as opposed to over exposure of gun shots on the tough streets of Muncie.
“He’s doing well. He’s 57 years old. He never stopped on the mile-and-a-half run. So we were impressed,” Winkle told a local radio station. “He also knocked out the push-ups pretty easy. So for 57, he looks pretty good.” That sounds like a glowing recommendation to me...he might even be a candidate for the olympics, or at least a Rocky sequel.
Apparently, the actor who played "Ponch" Poncherello is in a group, trying out for the Muncie force for an upcoming reality show, including La Toya Jackson and Wee Man. Jackson failed part of the physical strength test and will get some additional training. I guess she may not quite be the physical speciman that "Ponch" exudes. Perhaps next time they could try to get William Shatner as a potential partner for Wee Man...I'm not sure which of these would strike more fear into the street hoodlums of Muncie.