As I was leaving work yesterday afternoon I had stopped at a red light behind another car. It was on a residential street that intersected a four lane road. Suddenly I heard a shit load of sirens behind me. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw four or five police cars coming fast. I immediately wondered if I still had that dead hooker in my trunk but then remembered that it wasn’t a dead hooker at all but my winter coat that I’m always forgetting to drop off at the dry cleaners. Big sigh of relief. I decided to play it cool anyway and try to do what I could to get out of the way. I couldn’t move since I was boxed in, so I sat there. Almost instantly the light turned green and the car in front of me pulled out and then BAM he was hit by a speeding car which was being chased by three more police cars. I just sat there thinking “FUCK!” as both cars spun and pieces of metal went flying. The cops behind me and in the chase were all slamming on brakes and sliding everywhere. It was like I was in the middle of the apocalypse. Then I saw the doors open on the car that was being chased and about four dudes came tumbling out and two ran in my direction. There were guns drawn and shouting and one of the running dudes was brought down right beside my car. The other one jumped a fence with about four cops following him on foot. The other bad dudes were on the ground with several cops on top of them. There was lots of screaming and guns drawn everywhere. The guy in front of me, who had the misfortune of pulling out in front of this, was swarmed with police. I knew he had to have been hurt; his car was almost torn in two. The only good thing I could think was all of this occurred right beside a hospital.
I sat there and stared. The police stopped all traffic and had the whole area encircled. My car was inside this circle. One of the cops walked over and I rolled down my window and he asked me if I was okay. I said I was and he said he’d get me out of there in a few minutes. Instantly there were several ambulances and as they arrived the police stood back and I could see that the guy in the car in front of me was conscious and attempting to get out of the car on his own. A good sign. I saw the bad dudes getting cuffed and hog tied and being dragged toward police cars and ambulances.
Oh, and did I tell you that the one bad dude who was taken down beside my car was hit with a Taser? He was. And he was maybe two feet from me. It was awesome.35 Comments