Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Craig Orange was at his self-deprecating best during Tuesday's National Night Out celebration at Eagle Rock Plaza, where he sportingly allowed children—as well as a few adults—to dunk him in a water tank because, as he put it, it was “payback time—revenge” for all those residents whose phone calls and e-mails he was unable to answer during the past year. (Actually, nobody was able to dunk Officer Orange by the rules of the game—that is, by hitting a button hard enough with a tennis ball to activate a lever that lowered the seat he was sitting on into a water tank below. Orange was dunked the first time around by the covert cooperation of Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce President Michael Nogueira, who slunk behind him and activated the lever manually—not that the veteran policeman didn't notice.)
Other highlights of this video include speeches by and LAPD Northeast Community Police Station Capt. Bill Murphy.