I’m just curious what goes through peoples minds when they run from the cops. Ok so here is the situation. I get called to a residence about a lady that won’t leave. I will call her Dodo just because. When we get there Dodo decides she doesn’t want to talk to us so she gets in her car and takes off. I of course follow her, and then attempt to make a traffic stop. Well Dodo decides that she really doesn’t want to talk to me so she just keeps driving. Well now we are in a pursuit. She is not speeding, she just won’t stop. Another officer gets in front of her with lights and siren blaring. He tries to get Dodo to stop by boxing her in. Dodo apparently decides this is a good time to try to go around the other officer, so she tries to go around. She just about hit the other officer so he finally lets her by. I get back in behind Dodo, and we continue to follow her with the lights and sirens.
At this point I’m thinking Dodo must be really stupid. We keep following her, not at high speed or anything. I’m trying to figure out where she thinks she is going. Anyway she runs a lot of stop signs, and is lucky no one was coming too fast down the streets. She then pulls into her driveway, and stops. I guess she figures that if she makes it home we will just let her go… OK well she’s home lets just leave her alone now. NOT!
We end up dragging her out of her car, and taking her to jail. Now here is the kicker. When she did finally stop, and we made it to her car door, I realize there is a 7 month old baby in a car seat, but not buckled in. The baby is screaming, and I’m appalled that she put her baby in this kind of danger. We charged her with endangering a child, and eluding. This hasn’t gone to court yet so I can’t tell you any details, but I bring it back to … Where in the hell did she think she was going to go. If she had simply pulled over when I first attempted to stop her she would have not been charged with anything. She would have simply been told to stay away from the property that she had originally been at.