Archive for October, 2008
Last week I got into this crazy ridiculous foot pursuit. me and my partner were rollin down the street and we see this guy riding one of those “Razor” type scooters that had the little two stroke engine attached to it. We roll up next to him just to tell him to slow down, maybe get off, I dunno..he wasnt wearing a helmet. He had two flashlights attahed to he front handlebars acting like headlights and a blinking red light attached to his leather jacket. We pull up and the guy turns, looks at us, eyes wide like saucers, jumps off, dumps the scooter and starts running the opposite way. The whole time yelling (I found out later he was just screaming “No no no no no no no!!!”) and flailing his arms! I jump out of the car and start running after him. It was like watching Benny Hill. The guy was running in circles, with me trying to catch him. My partner is running after both of us, doing his radio work and broadcasting what was up. The guy then runs across the street, and me in my fervor to catch him, plus the tunnel vision, just ran out with him without even looking to see if there was any oncoming traffic.
The guy then reaches the other side of the street, still yelling “nonononononono” the whole time. He does this crazy cartoon thing where he grabbed onto a telephone pole, swung himself around 360 degrees, and then kept running. The whole time I’m wondering what the hell this guy is running for, as he dumped something while we were running on the first side of the street earlier on…now this guy was no behemoth, but he was acting crazy, was about 6′ tall (which I know, me bein hella short means he’s much taller than me) so I pull out my baton, and finally catch up to him as he tries to run across the street again. I whapped him once and he dropped like a bag of rocks. I fell on top of him, my baton flying into the middle of the street, and locked him up till my partner could get there to help me cuff him. We got the cuffs on him, and pulled him up, and got him against a wall and did the regular customary search for weapons/drugs/contraband etc. Bunch of other units get there and it’s now all code 4.
I go back to see what he dumped, and it was a half eaten burrito. Beans and rice were all over the place. Wow. I ask him why he’s running from us and he tells me that he thought it was illegal to ride one of those motorized scooters. Plus he was on probation. He could have just taken his yelling, but he had to run. So, he ends up getting booked for some charges which became evident later on in the investigation, including riding without a helmet, riding without a license, resisting, and a few others. It was fun. Looking back, I should have looked for traffic before running out after him. But I was so focused, gotta control that for next time.
Onto other news…me and the Ramune are now officially engaged as of 1300 hours on 10-20-08. Tentative date in september. Hooray!!
Money is tight right now as I’ve got a bunch of things to pay for. My red light camera ticket, traffic school, replacing the ignition and catalytic converter for my truck after it got stolen, property taxes, xmas is coming, and there is really no overtime available for me in my current status. Sigh….tight tight tight.
Happy Halloween to y’all, be safe. I know I’ll be trying to stay that way.
Higher Love from the album “Songs Of Faith And Devotion” by Depeche Mode2 comments
The other night I was doin my usual duties, and in the course of a traffic stop me and my partner ended up deucing a couple of drivers (2 seperate cars) that happened to be brother and sister. It was a first in my book. I don’t expect to repeat that scenario anytime soon.
Things have been going well so far. My Sgt’s have told me that I’m doin good at work, and are pleased with my performance. In all, I am havin a great time. No complaints. I just wish that I could fall asleep when I got home…that is still a problem. Sometimes I only get 4-5 hours of sleep, and sometimes it’s broken up by whatever is goin on outside. Sigh…the joys of workin mids.1 comment