Friday, July 24, 2020

Police Pursuit - 🍩

In the news...

The Sprawling Police Department has set a new state record for the number of police officers involved in a high-speed pursuit: seventy-nine.

It all started Tuesday afternoon when Officer Earl Filbert responded to a shoplifting call at Walmart. The suspect fled the scene in a white Ford Focus. Filbert immediately called for back-up. Lots and lots of back-up.

The SPD pursued the suspect with forty-two patrol cars, thirteen motorcycles, and a helicopter. Other official resources included two armored SWAT vans and five of those three-wheel scooters that are used for parking meter enforcement. 

Eleven off-duty officers jumped into three taxis for the chase, and one sergeant took a Lyft. A foursome of retired cops followed in a golf cart. Nine new deputies were sworn in and sent off on horses. 

The suspect was eventually stopped on Highway 15 when cops used a prison bus to perform a PIT maneuver.