We can look back on it now and laugh a bit. Maybe it wasn't so funny back then. The below picture was taken around 1994-95 when 2 patrol officers were following up on the report of stolen cars being dumped in the ponds near the Tar River and Hwy 264. The 2 officers were driving around the far edge of a pond looking for evidence of stolen cars when they got stranded.
The mud puddle did not look that deep when the officers approached it..but the photo tells a different story.
The truck was able to pull the police car out of the mud, and there was no damage done, but it was quite a situation for the officers at the time. It must have been just one of those days.