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Old 02-14-2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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Why do people think they can outrun the police?

LOL, in this day and age, why do people try to drive and hide from the police?

I just saw the chase in Miami. A woman stole a U-Haul and was trying to get away from about 1000 police cars and helicopters.

I didn't think a U-Haul could outrun a fast bike.

In fact, with all the forensics these days, I don't know how anyone gets away with any crime. I guess I'm just not clever enough.


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Old 02-14-2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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Goofy, huh, Jan. Very recently someone in our are stole an 18-wheeler complete with trailer and tried to run from the police. Well, duh! "Gee, officer, I didn't think you'd notice me."

Another candidate for Jay Leno's stupid criminals!

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Old 02-14-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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Well, when I was younger.... I noticed a cop car turn around behind me, I knew what he was after me for... NO SEAT BELT!!! (I wear mine now!) Anywho... since I knew he was commin after me, I high tailed it on home and pulled into my parents side drive way and into the house. They could not give me a ticket since they could not prove it was me in the car!!! But they came to the door..... I know, I know, it was stupid... but I ran!!!

I honestly don't understand why folks continue to run knowing that the end could be ugly. I guess they got to get their 15 minutes of fame on the ol' telly!!!
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:49 AM   #4
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with those helicopters you are DOOMED from the get go, just give it up!
but where there is non, there are certain instances where the police will Stop the chase if they beleive it will endanger lives further, those perps can sometimes get away with it.
as for forensics, that`s great where they perp already has a record (and happily most do).
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:51 AM   #5
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I saw it on a Breaking News report on our local NBC station. Will wait until tonight to find out the details.
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:53 AM   #6
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:43 PM   #7
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When you are high/drunk logic does not come into the picture.

I wonder what they say in front of the judge when the sober up?
They probably don't get a lot of sympathy.
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Old 02-14-2007, 01:38 PM   #8
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No matter what time I turn on the news there are always stories about people being chased by the police.

It is really depressing because sometimes someone is killed.

I never watch the news before I go to bed because it is too depressing.

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Old 02-14-2007, 02:06 PM   #9
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i tried a few times in my younger/wilder days; not a very bright thing to do.
got caught twice: once on foot, once in a car.

my friends and i were successful almost all of the time on foot because the average weight of the cops in my hometown was about 300lbs each. it was kind of a joke.
the time i got caught we broke into the high school to get water from the fountains. we used to play street hockey in the high school tennis courts across the street on sundays. unbeknownst to us, someone had broken in one weekend and stole cash from a teacher's desk, so the next weekend, they were wating for us. i almost made it, but got my wrist impaled on the top of a 10 foot chain link fence trying to get away. i was just hanging there by my wrist, so even the tub-o-lards were able to catch up. i didn't get in trouble because they caught the thieves later that night, and my alibi coincided with all of the other hockey players'. i just got a slap on the wrist, you might say.

the time i got caught in a car, i was heading over a friend's house early in the morning before going canoeing for the day. on the way to his house, canoe starpped to the top of the car, i got stuck behind someone who was going really slowly, swerving all over the lane like they were drunk. i waited for a straight stretch of road, and gunned it around them. unfortunately, it was in a no passing zone, and a cop was already stationed there for a speed trap.
i was already way ahead, and when i disappeared over a hill i made a quick couple of turns in a small residential neighborhood, taking a back way to my buddy's house. the cop anticipated the back roads and was able to cut me off. it must have been pretty easy to spot my truck with the canoe...duh.
after being roughed up a bit, i ended up with about $300 in fines and 6 points on my license.

that was back in the late 70's, early 80's, in some fairly well off neighborhoods in north jersey. i wouldn't even think about doing it today in any bneighborhood, even if i were still young and incredibly stupid.
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Drugs and Desperation are what make people run. They obvioulsy arn't thinking clearly.

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