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It was the food safety advice heard around the world. The late night footage of a policeman interrogating a suspected car thief on TVNZ's long running crime series seemed routine until conversation shifted to the purchase of a pie at a local service station. The officer's deadpanned response came straight out of left field — and briefly captured the imagination of the internet and international media. The 'nek minnit' of its day, it provided the odd spot at the end of countless news bulletins, and inspired t-shirts, dubstep tracks and YouTube parodies.

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Full props for using the NZ Police motto at the end: 'safer communities together'. I'll always remember it now!



This was so funny, the end is the best!



The cop suddenly becomes deadly serious about cooling that pie... serious business

 G B


That Officer has bought a few 'thermonuclear' pies himself by the sounds of it...

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As a policeman if we can make people laugh then great because in reality what we do isn't funny. I was speaking to a chap we had been looking for, I was making up conversation, using a bit of humour. Unfortunately, he didn't get it. 
At three o'clock in the morning that pie has been in the warming drawer for probably about 12 hours, it'll be thermo-nuclear. You must always blow on the pie