Police Chase!             Back Hame

10/27/99

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.

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