Saturday, February 7, 2009

You Just Can't Make Up This Stuff



[Another from the weird and wacky local news -- sounds like Seinfeld meets OJ.]

Bike theft leads cop on slow-speed chase

A man accused of stealing a bicycle led a police officer on a slow-speed chase Monday, as the man tried to peddle away from a patrolling officer, according to police. An Athens-Clarke Solid Waste Department worker flagged down an Athens-Clarke police officer at about 1:30 p.m. Monday to point out a person who just had stolen a bike from Trio Lane, police said. The officer caught up with the bicyclist on Ruth Street, and though the officer turned on his cruiser's blue lights and siren, the man continued to peddle, police said. The officer used a loudspeaker to order the man to stop, but he kept going to the end of the road, where he ditched the bike and ran, police said. An officer caught up with bicyclist - identified as Milton G. of 185 Spring Court, No. 18 - and charged him with theft of the 24-inch Huffy Gravity bike, fleeing or attempting to elude and obstruction.

[Editor's notes: The key phrase here, is "attempting to elude." Really?! Can't you just imagine this scene with the guy on a bike, and a police car following with blue lights blazing? It is one crazy world we live in! ~cn]

Read the article here.

11 comments:

madrekarin said...

Cathy- That is hilarious. The youtube made me burst out laughing. I remember that episode.
At least you know you will always have blog fodder when the local paper comes out!

Courtm said...

You are so funny!

Designs By CK said...

OMG!!! LOLOLOLOL ;-P)

Chris (-:

Lori said...

heee heee heee!!! TOO funny...and yes i can picture it all too well...stupid human tricks always crack me up!!!

thanks for the Seinfeld fix...man i loved that show!!!

Lance said...

LOL love that episode! It's amazing how many seinfeld episodes come to life in some shape or form.

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

What is wrong with people???? At least they bring humor into our lives!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

This is sooo funny...Blessings...m.

tipper said...

Funny article-nothing like a slow speed chase!

Doreen said...

LOL...OH MY LORD...it truly is a crazy world we live in....thank for the Seinfeld flashback...love that show :)

Doreen

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

This story is fantastic! and of course George will always be timeless!

Jacquelynne said...

I happen to be watching Seinfeld right now! At least the slow speed chase is probably much safer than the high speed chase- were there any traffic helicopters taping it for the evening news- I'm sure it would make for rivetting TV....