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INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -
Two women led police on a chase through Kansas City after a dine-and-dash at a Chinese restaurant.
Lunch at Lucky Buffet, 2931 S. Noland Rd., in Independence is $5.99. After taxes, food for two is about $13.
Police say the two women in the chase skipped paying their bill, struck an employee and drove away.
The suspects drove through downtown about 1:30 p.m. Stop sticks shredded all four of the Jeep Grand Cherokee's tires, as herds of police refused to let the women escape the 10 mile-per-hour chase.
For more than an hour, police from multiple cities cleared highways as chunks of rubber spewed from the SUV.
Guns were drawn near College Boulevard and State Avenue in Kansas City, KS as police coaxed one of the women out of the car. At one point, she was down to all fours while seven officers kept their weapons fixed on the woman still behind the wheel.
Moments later, the driver took off again, grinding the aluminum rims into the asphalt west down State Avenue. Several blocks later, the chase took another turn into an auto shop specializing in tire sales.
The driver then casually walked toward the shop ignoring police closing in, ending the chase.
Independence police refused to justify their tactics for what they say will likely be larceny, assault and traffic violations.
An Independence police sergeant said they used stop sticks because the woman simply wouldn't stop. He said it may have been slow speed, but it was still a pursuit, and they followed their department rules.
originally posted by: MisterSpock
While a pretty interesting set of events, it isn't all that surprising to me.
This woman posses the very highest level of obliviousness. Everyday I see people who are so unaware of ANYTHING happening around them that they would have never lasted a day back when humans actually had to FIGHT for survival. These are the people a modern society protects, in the past we would have never seen them but now they are everywhere.
Scary, and sad.