But Taunton Police released a photo of exactly that on their Facebook page this week.
One gutsy PC was pictured "chasing" an unruly OAP in his getaway vehicle â€“ a motorised scooter. The most boring pursuit of all time was enjoyed by locals in the quiet market town.
The force posted the photo on social media and started a caption competition - and some hilarious submissions were made.
"Police cutbacks hit new low", "Suspect is heading west bound and is now reaching speeds in excess of 4mph over" and "Request permission to abandon the pursuit in the interest of public safety, control, over" are among our favourites.
Avon and Somerset police did, however, point out that the officer was merely returning a scooter, adding: "Never a dull moment for our local policing team."
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