Sun Dec 25, 2011, 02:48 PM
LAGC (5,214 posts)
Texas Man Pulls Gun, Chases Wrong Guy, Says Sorry
A man who pulled a gun on another driver, then chased him more than 10 miles into the parking lot of a police substation — all because he thought the driver had tried to rob him during a drug deal — apologized when he realized it was a case of mistaken identity, officials said.
“Oh, man, that's not the right guy,” the armed man told officers after his arrest.
The bizarre tale began on the West Side on South General McMullen Drive and ended when the driver of the car being chased sped into the parking lot of the Police Department's East Substation on Houston Street after 7 p.m., just as Officer Louis Esquivel was leaving after his shift.
“He drove up real fast and was honking his horn,” Esquivel said. “The woman (a passenger) rolled down her window and yelled, ‘He's got a gun, he's trying to shoot us.'”
The man showed his hands and got on the ground. Officers handcuffed him. He had a stolen weapon and a wad of cash, police said.
Police said the man told them he was buying black tar heroin and that the other man tried to rob him during the deal. But when he got a closer look he realized his mistake, police said.
What a fucking dumb-ass.
Note to self: If ever doing an illicit drug deal and someone tries to rob me, DON'T TRY TO MAKE A CITIZEN'S ARREST. (Let alone if you are using a stolen gun...)
Unfortunately, I don't know of any gun control law that could stop people like this. Even in a total ban environment, assholes will still steal and arm themselves. All we can do is enforce laws on the books after the fact... take the idiots out of circulation for awhile and confiscate their illegal guns.
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Texas Man Pulls Gun, Chases Wrong Guy, Says Sorry (Original post)
Response to gejohnston (Reply #1)
Mon Dec 26, 2011, 10:46 AM
Submariner (8,070 posts)
5. One of my guilty pleasures
is that show. I think my favorite part has to be the background voice overs of the criminal or dumb driver going "Yay..I made it...I've won..oh noooo..." and then they crash through the ceiling, or their car goes through the ice, or whatever. Usually the best belly laughs of my day.
Response to ellisonz (Reply #2)
Thu Dec 29, 2011, 03:08 PM
DissedByBush (3,342 posts)
8. That's pretty much how it works with any criminal
The car thief gets out and steals cars again, maybe does a hit-and-run.
The home invader gets out and invades more homes.
The insider trader gets out and commits more white collar crime.
Guess what, recidivism rates are high, criminals tend to stay criminal.
This guys needs to be in jail for a very long time, instead of going through a revolving door system where non-violent drug users are in for decades and people like him are let out early due to overcrowding.
Response to LAGC (Original post)
Mon Dec 26, 2011, 04:17 PM
petronius (25,564 posts)
6. I feel bad for Officer Esquivel - heading home after a long day, maybe a bit of
Christmas shopping on the way and then some eggnog while gazing at the tree, but Bam! - more work...