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What's a missile in this case?

Would you rather a cop grab a quick nap while not on a call if they're exhausted or drive around a two ton missile with a gun on their hip while half asleep.

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A two ton missile is presumably a jokey way of describing the kind of vehicle that some police officers use.

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Yep - definitely refers to the large chunk of metal called a police cruiser. +1 –  Rory Alsop Jun 23 '12 at 19:43
    
Many of the cyclists I know refer to them as "two-ton killing machines." –  Ward Jun 24 '12 at 6:10
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Also cops can legally exceed the speed limit if needed, and high speed is a prominent attribute of missiles. –  Paul Richter Jun 25 '12 at 5:16

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