It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Pregnant Woman in Active Labor Held at Gunpoint After High Speed Chase...

page: 1
7

log in

join
share:

posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:15 PM
link   


It began early Tuesday morning, when mom Rachel Kohnen went into labor. Although she'd had three other children, Rachel told WHO-TV that something felt different this time, like the baby was going to come immediately.

Her husband, Ben, got behind the wheel, and the couple sped off to the hospital. Rachel tried to call 911 from the SUV to warn authorities of the situation, but she said the dispatcher couldn't understand her since she was screaming in pain from contractions.

Things got really risky after a cop caught them going 85 mph in a 55 mph zone. Rachel implored her husband not to slow down, because she was afraid of having her baby in the car.

“He starts following me and he turns on his lights an my wife says we can’t pull over. The baby is coming now,” Ben told WHO-TV.

The officer pursued the vehicle and called for back up. Tire spikes were thrown down just outside of Fort Dodge, bringing the couple's SUV to a halt, WPXI reports. The couple were taken from the car and held at gunpoint.


Link


Now, I truly believe these people should have stopped or the husband should have taken over the 911 call, but to pull the laboring woman OUT OF THE CAR and have her there on the road is a bit ridiculous. Plus, stop sticks?

However, this story has a better ending than most in the PC forum. Sounds like these LEO's came to their senses and everyone is safe and happy, this time. Thank God!




posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:20 PM
link   
a reply to: lovebeck
Sounds like the police did what they thought they had to do not knowing the situation, and did the right thing once they understood what was going on. The fault lies with the couple more than the police in this instance. IMHO.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:22 PM
link   
That all actually seems reasonable to me. Husband was a dumbass for not stopping.

Seriously, what do you think is going to happen? The police read you mind and give you an escort?



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:40 PM
link   
a reply to: lovebeck

The driver/husband should have turned the caution lights (or whatever they're called) when the policeman began to chase them. That would have atleast signaled that something was up!
edit on 16-10-2014 by Kuroodo because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:43 PM
link   

edit on 16-10-2014 by Bone75 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:43 PM
link   
a reply to: lovebeck

Driving to the hospital with the flashers on and calling 911 to let them know the situation sounds like the reasonable thing to do.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:44 PM
link   
why did the husband not make the 911 call !!! it would take stopping for like 1 minute too explain the situation and im sure the cop would have been happy too help get her to the hospital as quickly and safely as possible instead when they were stopped that would have just wasted more time. Speeding is a risk too other people on the road obviously the cops have to stop them or they aren't doing their job!!



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:45 PM
link   
I agree 100% The father put all three lives in danger...he's an idiot. a reply to: Klassified



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:45 PM
link   
I agree 100% The father put all three lives in danger...he's an idiot. a reply to: Klassified



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 09:46 PM
link   
a reply to: Kuroodo

He really should have just pulled over.

I would caution anyone in a similar situation to pull over, wait in the vehicle and not run at the cop in an effort to speed things along as that might get you shot or cuffed.

Husband should have also taken the phone from the screaming wife and talked to dispatch.

The (maybe minute) it would take to inform the cop would be made up for by having a police escort in front of you. And not having your tires popped would probably help. Same with not being detained.

I think they were foolish but I can totally understand the lapse in judgment given the circumstances. No ill will towards them at all. Good learning experience for them and anyone reading. Just glad everyone was OK.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:08 PM
link   

originally posted by: lovebeck



It began early Tuesday morning, when mom Rachel Kohnen went into labor. Although she'd had three other children, Rachel told WHO-TV that something felt different this time, like the baby was going to come immediately.

Her husband, Ben, got behind the wheel, and the couple sped off to the hospital. Rachel tried to call 911 from the SUV to warn authorities of the situation, but she said the dispatcher couldn't understand her since she was screaming in pain from contractions.

Things got really risky after a cop caught them going 85 mph in a 55 mph zone. Rachel implored her husband not to slow down, because she was afraid of having her baby in the car.

“He starts following me and he turns on his lights an my wife says we can’t pull over. The baby is coming now,” Ben told WHO-TV.

The officer pursued the vehicle and called for back up. Tire spikes were thrown down just outside of Fort Dodge, bringing the couple's SUV to a halt, WPXI reports. The couple were taken from the car and held at gunpoint.


Link


Now, I truly believe these people should have stopped or the husband should have taken over the 911 call, but to pull the laboring woman OUT OF THE CAR and have her there on the road is a bit ridiculous. Plus, stop sticks?

However, this story has a better ending than most in the PC forum. Sounds like these LEO's came to their senses and everyone is safe and happy, this time. Thank God!



Sometime I Wonder why it's always 'cop bashing season' here on ATS. Yes if you try to speed AND fail to stop, the police WILL come after you and try to stop you. Stolen car, abduction name it: it can be anything and they're paid for and supposed to stop ongoing crime. Would they fail to do so we're ganna be in hell soon. Stop sticks? Right tool to stop a car chase with far less danger than say the ol bumping way. Remember that a speeding car without any lights/siren is a danger to any other road user, like the kid crossing the street. Why the lady too out of the car? Because you don't know what's really going on in that car and when you pull a fleeing vehicule do you really expect that people will actually cooperate and immediately tell the truth? They had to pull them away to stop the chase and make sure it will not start again and THEN sort it out. I think they did what is expected from them, not only 'this time' but the vast majority of time. Remember that we are sitting at a keybord, relax, with lost of time to think and juge. They have to work in real life with often just a split second to choose the right thing to do, with real life impact upon that decision.

Sorry if it sounds against you or your post but I'm kind of fed up to always see one side of the story, pin pointing the few bad apples and trunked videos of interventions.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 10:22 PM
link   
The husband is a fool. He should have pulled over. People have had babies in their cars before. It's not the end of the world.



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 11:53 PM
link   

originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: lovebeck
Sounds like the police did what they thought they had to do not knowing the situation, and did the right thing once they understood what was going on. The fault lies with the couple more than the police in this instance. IMHO.



I totally agree, but having them at gunpoint that was a bit excessive, at least the actively laboring lady.

Anyways, I am VERY glad that this turned out good and am happy to see that not all LEO's are trigger happy hot heads!

edit on 16-10-2014 by lovebeck because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 16 2014 @ 11:55 PM
link   
a reply to: LoveSolMoonDeath

Umm, I didn't bash the police in the OP? Maybe re-read it? I gave them kudos, so idk where u got the opinion that I was cop bashing, because I wasn't. Thanks.



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 03:19 AM
link   
a reply to: lovebeck

Then my bad. Be well.




posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 03:25 AM
link   
i can remember my friend getting pulled over here in the UK for no seatbelt , at the time he was taking his cat who'd got into a serious fight with another cat to the vets and it was a bit touch and go and once the cop saw the problem gave them a blue light escort and stayed with the cat for a while (guess he was a cat person)




top topics



 
7

log in

join