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Ponch Reporting for Duty: Erik Estrada Becomes Reserve Officer in Idaho

Ponch Reporting for Duty: Erik Estrada Becomes Reserve Officer in Idaho

Originally posted 07/06/2016 11:30AM

Officer Frank Poncherello has graduated from the California Highway Patrol.

Erik Estrada, the actor best known for playing "Ponch" on the TV police drama CHiPs from 1977–83, was sworn in as a reserve officer for the St. Anthony Police Department in Idaho over the weekend, according to the Associated Press.

The 67-year-old will work with the police department's new Internet Crimes Against Children task force, reports local outlet KPVI.

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Celebrating Every '80s Reference in That RadioShack Super Bowl Commercial

Originally posted 02/02/2014 10:25PM



The Super Bowl doubled as throwback Sunday for RadioShack, with the brand unveiling a hilarious new ad that pays tribute to the most beloved celebrities from '80s pop culture. From Hulk Hogan to Chucky, the '80s superstars invade and ransack a typical RadioShack retail outlet (the rampage meant to assure customers that the chain will no longer be stuck in the past).

At only 60 seconds, the ad was an overload of nostalgic randomness; here's a breakdown of every '80s reference we spotted, in roughly the order of appearance:

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Larry Wilcox of ChiPs Gets Probation for Securities Fraud

Larry Wilcox of ChiPs Gets Probation for Securities Fraud

Originally posted 01/28/2011 02:00PM

Ponch would not be happy.

ChiPs star Larry Wilcox, who played Jonathan "Jon" Baker alongside Erik Estrada's Frank "Ponch" Poncherello character on the iconic 1970s TV series, was sentenced in a Ft. Lauderdale courtroom Friday to three years' probation for conspiring to commit securities fraud.

In sentencing Wilcox, 63, U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn said, "I think we got an individual who is truly remorseful. He should not be punished because of his celebrity status."

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