posted on May, 14 2009 @ 03:03 PM
A few years ago, there was a high speed chase that ended in my driveway.
As the chased man exited the stolen car he was driving (found out later), he wrecked on a steep grade road across the street that curved hard as it
met the cross road T intersection. He bailed ran across the street onto my property. He looked at my place, the front door to be exact, as if he
would attempt to try to enter and hide in the house.
My Bro-in-law was on the porch to see what up with the sirens, and looked at the guy and said "don't even think about it".
The dude then ran between the house and the neighbors. the side yards were not fenced, but behind both there is a 6 foot cyclone topped with barbed
wire and woods/brush 10 feet within the fence line with brush and trees deeper, beyond the fence for a good half mile.
The neighbor is a very elderly woman living alone as her husband had passed a few months prior, and we were concerned that this guy might attempt
entry to her home.
As the police, (three units, subsequently there was a total of 6 units before all was said and done), came to a halt on my property, the first out of
his patrol car shouted for us to go inside.
Yelling back that the dude went around between the houses and we would not retreat inside until us or they confirmed the neighbor was safe from this
now hunted man.
After a brief back and forth, the first went to follow the trail with sidearm drawn.
The two that pursued behind him did go to verify the neighbor was ok. Then, and only then did we agree to retreat inside.
By the officer, informed by my woman watching the perp from a back window enter the neighbors back yard and into the brush. ( the fence was anothe
10 feet or so past the clearing), and he returned to the front as the other two assured us the neighbor was ok.
At that point, he evidently decided he wasn't going to scout the brush and the call was made for a canine unit.
The three waited in front until the canine officer and his dog arrived.
He let the dog sniff the stolen car drivers interior and then the police dog began tracking the scent with nose to the ground, it's leash taunt in
effort to proceed more hurriedly.
As the canine patrol was tugging back, he shouted a command and the dog paused. The leash was removed and the dog ran free out of sight between the
Watching from the rear window, we watched the dog leap into the brush and within seconds, was upon the perp, who was hiding maybe 10 feet beyond the
brushline, and the dog had clamped down on the dude and was flailing it's head back and forth in a death grip accompanied by intent growling and
screams of fear and pain from the perp who was now the dogs prey.
In the meantime, the officers on scene had a short conversation with the canine officer, and they, still with weapons drawn strolled casually around
the houses in no obvious rush to get to the dog's and the perp's location.
The dog was allowed to chomp on this guy for at least two minutes, and then was called off.
It seemed as if the dog was allowed this time as a reward.
Then, they crept in, and beat him with nightsticks so hard, you could hear his head crack from inside the glass window. Then they weighted the guy
down and proceeded to cuff him there so his torso and face were pressed by two officers body weight into the bushes and then one on each arm, the
officers drug the guy to the clearing of the yard, right through the heart of a couple bushes rather than between them to possibly inflict a few bonus
scratches to the dude as well.
As the excitement wound down, two unmarked SUV's arrived. These were detectives. Two units left a few minutes later, one with the prisoner, and
the two detectives, Canine and pursuing officers continued writing and talking for another 45 minutes, between and in and out of the various
vehicles.Finally the canine officer left as did the last patrol officer shortly behind him.
The detectives got in their respective SUV's and sat there...and sat there...for about another hour.
Then, a third unmarked sedan pulled in and the three did more "detecting" from their vehicles.
After another half hour, the sedan left, and another 45 minutes later, the SUV detectives finally departed. It was about 2 hours after sundown.
In the moring, we checked out the hiding place scene behind the neighbors yard and there was a dried puddle and trail of blood into the grass of the
yard and the leaves from the hiding place to the brush line were saturated red with blood in a fairly large radius giving the impression the bleeding
was somewhat severe, with heavy smears and dropplets resembling a coat of paint.
So in closing,
It is not wise to flee from pursuing officers while driving a stolen car, and then run into private property in such a violating manner, and hide in
the bushes of an elderly widow's back yard, especially around dusk.
Also, in the video in question, it looked as if the officer merely lost his balance and slipped, brushing a boot past the perps shoulder.
In light of the carnage that could have resulted going the wrong way in traffic and plowing into a car, showing intent to use the vehicle as a deadly
weapon with complete disregard for lives of innocent commuters in this desperate and capitol feloneous manner, this criminal was merely schooled on
the resulting consequences of this life threatening behavior.
I would give him 30 to life for attempted murder and decorate, then promote the officer for his above and beyond actions against such a threat to the
Maybe if and when this guy is released, he will think twice about threatening a community with deadly abandon.
[edit on 14-5-2009 by imd12c4funn]