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A tense, two-hour standoff between armed San Diego Police and an empty car on the freeway ended with no injuries -- just questions.
The red-faced cops can be seen on Fox 5's helicopter footage pointing guns at a dark-colored sedan on Interstate 8 -- apparently for more than two hours before they moved in to take down their target.
But there was nobody in the vehicle.
Police officials said that the suspect they were looking for -- an unidentified man who was on parole -- was a suspect in a home invasion on Tuesday. He called his parole officer, saying that he'd broken down on the interstate and would be late for his mandatory meeting, the station reported.
Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by captaintyinknots
They were actually responding to a parolee who was wanted for more crimes. He was supposed to meet with his parole officer but called in and said his car was broken down on the highway.
Police were going to arrest him at the scheduled interview, but because the call came in, they went to the location of the vehicle to arrest him.
Doesn't explain why it took two hours to figure out he wasn't in the car though.
Originally posted by LongbottomLeaf
reply to post by yourmaker
Dont be so gloomy Eeyore
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Al Queada could have rigged the car to explode!
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Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by Vitchilo
That's really kind of typical for the cops. I 've sat in my apt. and watched them raid this chicks pad the day after
I helped her move out. Maniacal, the sargent was so POed red faced throwing the warrant on the ground and stomping on it.