Some believed he was just a Florida man on vacation. But to the LAPD, he was their worst nightmare.
You typically only hear ‘no shirt, no shoes, no service’ when dining at food establishments. But LAPD officers have now taken that phrase to a whole new level.
In what may have been the slowest police chase in
history, a shirtless man with his dog led police on a low-speed chase for nearly 10 miles in a stolen golf cart.
News helicopter footage showed several squad cars — with lights flashing and sirens blaring — following the cart late Sunday after it was reported stolen from a San Fernando Valley shopping center.
The footage showed the shirtless and shoeless suspect driving a golf cart marked with the word “security” on its side weaving through traffic, moving into lanes on the wrong side of the road as several patrol vehicles trailed behind, all while holding a medium-sized dog on his lap.
“Don’t drink, don’t do drugs, be a better person,” the suspect was heard shouting as he was placed under arrest, according to KTLA.
At times, officers jumped out of their vehicles to try to grab him. But he repeatedly evaded them, even though the cart had a max speed of 19 mph.
Cops even tried using spike strips at one point.
The suspect was eventually boxed in at a 7-Eleven parking lot about 10 miles later.
This led to the suspect jumping out of the cart in an attempt to run away, with the dog still in his arms.
Nearly two dozen cops chased behind.
Once the suspect was finally handcuffed, the dog escaped but was eventually caught as well.
reported that the dog is innocent and not facing any charges in relation to this incident.
“I’m sorry, Rocky, I’m very sorry,” he was heard saying, according to the footage.
The chase lasted way longer than it should have, at nearly 40 minutes.
I really do not understand how it went on that long. And it took way too many cops to get the suspect in custody.
But we should all be glad that LAPD is recruiting its best.
"We do not hire a person on the basis of their race or their gender, but at the same time, we are pursuing qualified applicants that are representative of the diversity of the city; that is fair, that is what I think the public wants and expects," Chief Michel Moore said denying allegations that recruiters are told to focus on minorities,
to Fox News.
Moore said the department does not hire based on race or gender, but at the same time, they meet quotas based on race and gender.
In other words, they hire based on race and gender.
I would not be surprised if this humiliating response was a result of affirmative action
. That may just explain it.