Saturday, August 1, 2009
Dumb Luck Helps Out
The gangbangers, for some reason, decided to stop in an intersection and shoot a gun out the window hootin' and hollering. I'm guessing in that petty street mentality they thought it would get them 'respect.' Amongst their peers it may have gotten them 'street cred' but to the rest of civilized society it got them some 911 calls from people who got the vehicle description and their license plate. A few minutes later, by dumb luck, an officer who just came on duty (and heard the broadcast) looked up and there they were! He gets his back up and the van takes off. These guys weren't trying to get away, they were trying to get far enough ahead to throw out the gun (which was recovered and later found to be stolen). They eventually stop and get arrested. So a kudos out to that officer and dumb luck.