Photos Raise Questions In Local Police Department

SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police show up at parties and sometimes take people away inside police cars, but the chief in South Park wants to know why people wound up posing on top of police cars this weekend.

Photos of men and women on the roof, hood and trunk of two police cars hit the internet and that’s raising questions.

Chief Joe Ferrelli says it’s embarrassing for the department and that the officers have to answer questions about how it happened. He also says both cars have minor dents and scratches.

But Jeff Kalfas, who threw the party, says he believes the officers were out back behind his house and never even saw what was going on in the front.

Kaflas says he invited the veteran officers over because he wanted a police presence at his picnic so no one would overindulge.

He says his daughter was involved in the picture taking and that she posted the photos on her Facebook page. Kaflas says he’s angry about it and says the officers are good guys.

Chief Ferrelli says the officers were on duty and had nothing to drink. He says they stayed 20 minutes to a half-hour, and says there’s nothing wrong with them stopping by a picnic thrown by citizens under those circumstances.

He says there’s an investigation into the incident, and it’s unclear at this point if the officers knew that any photos were being taken.

But two men who say they were in the pictures, one of whom is very apologetic, says the officers had no idea what the young people were doing.

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  • what now

    Just plain stupid. If these vehicles were damaged then these “kids” should pay for the repairs. They probably could be charged with vandalism. It is nice to see the Police reaching out to the community so the residents of this community can thank this family for more than likely a policy prohibiting this in the future. What in the world were they thinking? Kids today have absolutely no respect.

    • Respect Lesson

      Agree, these kids should be made to pay for the damages. Doing something stupid taking pictures, bragging about it on facebook and getting the media involved. Maybe they will learn a valuable lesson to respect property of others and police officers that put their life on the line everyday to protect us. Shame on these kids.

  • Chief

    Next time there is a party in South Pakr, everybody is going to jail

  • Dr Octogon

    Nothing new here. I’m in Indiana, PA and witnessed a similar event. I was 22 and attending a kegger for a friend’s younger brother that had just turned 21. Many of the b-day boy’s friends were underage. The cops showed up. The cops showed up and the first thing they did was ask a strange question: “How many of you want to go home?” Of course ALL the underage kids raised their hands, and the cops said “You’re free to go.” The cops ALLOWED these underage kids to get into their cars, drunk, and drive home. Apparently the cops thought they would find drugs inside and decided to let the drunks leave. While the cops tore the house up trying to find drugs, 1 of the cops remained on the porch with us. 2 of the (21 year old) girls with us were flirting with the cop. He let them sit on his lap while my friend took a picture. All the cops got was a pipe, a mirror with unidentified “residue”, and a lapdance. The got no drugs, and they let underage kids drive while drunk.

    Yet cops wonder why people hate them so much?

    • STUSH

      Cops don’t wonder why you hate them so much, they wonder why you call them for help when you hate them so much.

  • Paul

    Sounds like an episode from Super Troopers – meow!

    • pittgirl


  • Outside looking in

    News from South Park—Kids taking pictures sitting on police cars—-and now back to Dormont.

  • special k

    Oh give me a break….if you really think this is the first time in history that some kids posed on an unattended police car- get a grip…but nowadays with social media, kids are dumb enough to post the pictures for all of the world to see. And for every dumb kid, there’s another person with nothing better to do than to than make a mountain out of a molehill.

  • Luke R

    Check the trunk for dents, that is a lot of weight laying on it. What the hell is wrong with people, do they think they look cute, NOT.

    • Borat

      Many thanks! After all these years, someone finally tells a “not” joke worse than I do! NICE!!!!!

  • ted

    I dont see what the big deal is here, i’m sure that if the officers were out front , this would not have have happened. people having fun and being stupid thats all

  • chevelle64

    sounds like an episode of reno911

  • Tom hal

    Don’t forget guidotti. Class act from south park too I think. Go eagles

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