Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Just Another Day At The Office

Okay... I'm just kidding. Not by any stretch of the imagination was this just an ordinary Monday. We've all agreed that this will go down in our department's most awesome police pursuit hall of fame. Check out the pictures. It was like something you'd see in the movies.

The bad guy attempted to abduct an ex-girlfriend in the wee hours of the morning. As she was standing talking to police, he drove back by and fired several shots at all of them. No one was hit.
Later he robbed a store, fought with the owner who tried to stop him and almost backed over him as he drove away.

Shortly thereafter, plainclothes detectives spotted him in his vehicle. He pulled to the curb, opened his car door and fired upon them. They took cover behind their vehicle and were not hit but he killed their radiator. He got away at that point.

A couple hours later, he was spotted by a plainclothes lieutenant driving an unmarked car. The bad guy immediately realized he was the police. As they passed each other in traffic, the bad guy looked straight into the eyes of the Lt, made a gun sign with his hand and pretended to shoot the Lt. He then turned around and started chasing him.

No... I mean the bad guy started chasing. You heard that right. It was a backwards pursuit. The bad guy was chasing the good guy. This is a first for me. I've never seen anything like that before.

Because his earlier actions certainly indicated he was trying to kill a cop, the Lt fled from him until back up could get in the area. It was an incredibly scary 30 seconds listening to that on the radio. Once marked cruisers started flooding the area, the bad guy turned around and the chase was on for the next hour or so.

He drove so recklessly that officers lost him on more than one occasion. But so many people were involved in this crazy chase that he was always picked right back up again. During one of the moments that we'd lost him, he bailed out of his vehicle and carjacked another. Then the chase was on again.

Somehow only by the grace of God, no one was seriously injured during this thing. In spite of several cruiser accidents including one flipped on it's top, several civilian accidents including a car forced into a school bus by the bad guy, shots fired at police during the chase and him driving through a school zone as kids were loading up on their school buses at the end of the day.

We didn't expect a good outcome for this. All in all, we got very very lucky.

The pathetic thing is that he was out on bond because of an incident he was expected to go to trial on this week.

An incident in which he shot a guy and........

wait for it.................

wait for it.................


Fled from police in a high speed pursuit. Surprised? That says something about our criminal justice system, now doesn't it?

26 comments:

Wendy said...

SWEEEEEEEET, I love that I can live vicariously through you! Most firefighters secretly want to be cops you know!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

WOW.... That is amazing...
Looks like an exciting day at the office.. but I am sure every day is in your life..
Hugs girly..
Have missed ya...

Janet said...

And THAT is why I could never be a cop. And it makes me SO mad to think he was out on bond for the same thing. ARG!

Noemi said...

WOW! I am so glad no one was hurt... Before my BIL passed away he was involved in a crazy pursuit like that, he was shot in the arm and his Lt, in the stomach. They both came out OK but it was very scary...

Diana said...

WOW!!!
I hope you really really like your job as Kohls sounds a lot safer:)

3D said...

Totally out of a movie! But scary cause it's not on a soundstage. I am glad that no one was seriously hurt and so proud of the justice system at times like these...

Stay safe! Keep smilin!

Donna said...

You have a crazy job, girl! I bet you've seen just about everything the human race has to offer!

Kayce said...

oh my! You do have one hella fun job! Glad no one was hurt.

Beverly said...

How very exciting. I know that is not really what you guys want on a daily basis!! But it def gets the heart pumping!!

sea star said...

Wowza girl, that's a major adrenaline rush!

Sandra said...

Well, at least you can't say your life is boring :-)

kris said...

Second Sandra on this one!

Joannah said...

Cuh-razy!

Rhonda said...

Crazy...and I can say that, I work for a psychiatrist. :P

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Like I said in my email.. this is why you are the cop and I am NOT! The adrenaline rush would have sent me over the edge I'm telling you!

Traci said...

I don't know how you folks do it, Krista! Thank you to each and everyone of you who took that crazy man off of our city streets!

I serviced many clients in those neighborhoods when I was working as a home care nurse. Scares the crap out of me ~ and I'm NOT the cop!

Traci

Daniella said...

Wow!

OziMum said...

Who needs drugs to give you a rush? Just become a police officer!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

My mouth is agape. And I am so very glad no one was seriously hurt in this incident. What is wrong with our criminal justice system????

Minus the police officers, of course, who do a stellar job. :)

Abby's Mom said...

WOW! Thank you Krista! To you and your collegues for the sacrifices that you make for us ordinary citizens every day!

Gen said...

Frustrating isn't it! I admire you because despite that you still do your job and do it with a great attitude.

Stay safe out there!

habeshachild said...

yowsa!!! your job is SO much more exciting than mine. :-)

thank God no one was hurt.

Liene said...

NICE!!!! Glad that no one was hurt. I can't believe they let guys like that out on bond. They should keep their a$$es in jail until trial.

When we lived in CA we had all our TV stations out of LA so it wasn't unusual for the news to cut in the middle of programing to show a car chase.

Shannon said...

My jaw is still on the ground. That guy must be insane. Ha, knowing how things work he will probably plead that and get away with it. kudos to your dept for keeping cool.

redmaryjanes said...

I cannot believe that guy was out on the street. But if I hadn't heard this story from you, I wouldn't have believed it. It sounds like a Law & Order episode.

Ashley Winters said...

I agree with redmaryjanes, it does sound like it was straight out of Law & Order. Who knows, maybe they can make an episode out of it.