Police Chase! Back Hame
Driving home from work yesterday afternoon, I got a month's worth of entertainment in just a few minutes. I was on a two-lane county road. I was approaching a curve when out popped a scene from the Blues Brothers movie, coming straight at me.
Two cop cars, nose to tail. Lights flashing. Sirens blaring. Then I saw the figure out in front of the lead car. He was tucked in and crouched over the handlebars like he was running a superbike at Daytona. WOW! Some guy's running from the law on a motorcycle!
I let off the gas and prepared for the scene to flash past me. In a few seconds I realized the scene was taking entirely too long to get there. As I got closer, I saw that this would-be daredevil was running from the law on a moped!
Finally here comes the moped - ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz....then the cop cars and their sirens- WHOA-WHOA-WHOA-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa
I was driving and laughing by then. This guy, flannel shirt flapping in the wind, was crouched down like, "Man if I could only squeeze out another two miles per hour, I could shake these cops!"
But it got better as I went on. Cop cars were sliding out of side roads one after another to join the chase. I met a state trooper who had to be going a hundred to catch up. Whatta scene. I can tell it better than I can write it, but it was hilarious and you had to be there.
I looked in the newspapers today and there was no mention of the dramatic chase of a desperate criminal that involved at least three law enforcement agencies. The bottom line is, and you can't tell me any different, cops just LOVE a chase. I saw it.
Only in the South, I guess. A moped, by the way, is referred to as a "liquor sickle" down here.