Monday, May 7, 2018

Hot 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 five taxis for the chase. A foursome of retired cops followed in a golf cart. Eleven new deputies were sworn in and sent off on horses. 

The Focus was eventually stopped when cops used a prison bus to perform a PIT maneuver.

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