AHAHAHHAHAHAHA -- my dog does that!
A plainclothes British police officer, staking out an area recently hit by a string of burglaries, was tipped off by a CCTV operator (closed circuit TV, aka Big Brother) of a suspicious person in the area. Aaaaaaaaaand proceeded to chase himself for 20 minutes while the operator gave him directions. Get it? Because he was that suspicious person. Somebody rob a bank with me?
The operator directed the officer, who was on foot patrol, as he followed the "suspect" on camera last month, telling his colleague on the ground that he was "hot on his heels".
The officer spent around 20 minutes giving chase before a sergeant came into the CCTV control room, recognised the "suspect" and laughed hysterically at the mistake.
Wow, that's some seriously embarrassing shit right there. Almost as bad as the time I unknowingly started a flame-war with myself in the Geekologie comments. What? I can't remember all the names I use!
Thanks to philip, who's seen dogs realize it's their own tail in less time.