On our way back into town walking along the road we were stopped by a police car. The young officer in the car waved me over and asked me: “Do you know how to roll-start a car?” This wasn’t really a question I had expected and it took me a moment to understand. I answered that I would know and he asked me: “Can you start this car for me?” Again, I was caught by surprise and I repeated: “You ask me to get into the car and roll-start it?” My mind saw me sitting in a South African police car, happily rolling down the hill to get up to speed only to be arrested for stealing a police car. The young officer explained that he had rolled down the hill for 2 km but wasn’t able to start the car. By that time Nadine had joined the conversation and together we walked him through the roll-start process. He wasn’t too convinced but eventually we could talk him into giving it a try. He let the car roll and I ran next to the car to give him the signal when to release the clutch. The engine started up with no problem and we had saved the day for a very thankful South African police officer.