Tip a what?

There’s a tip-a-cop fund-raiser at the Ontario Applebee’s, 1051 N. Milliken Ave., tonight from 5 to 10 p.m.

Councilwoman Sheila Mautz announced the event — in which police officers act as food servers, with the tips going to various nonprofit organizations — at Tuesday’s council meeting, urging people “to tip a cop, and tip a cop well.”

“Is that anything like tip a cow?” Mayor Paul Leon quipped.

“Jeff,” Leon said, indicating a police employee in the room, “would you like to come up and demonstrate cop tipping?” Apparently he didn’t.

Cow tipping is a prank based on the notion that, since cows sleep standing up, it’s possible to approach them in the dark of night and tip them over.

Ontario police are, of course, harder to tip because even in their sleep, they are on the alert 24/7. Right? Better to just give them money at Applebee’s.

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