Thursday, January 21, 2010

Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

Driving home from a patient's house tonight, three cop cars passed me. Being, generally speaking, a good girl, I checked my speed and tapped on the breaks. Ahead of me, I could see all three make a left and head north on a main road. I approached the intersection where I see a helicopter up above with a spotlight. It's heading south. While I'm contemplating this, a cop approaching from behind me makes a right hand turn in front of my car that I'm prepared to make a left in and heads south. Just as I begin to enter the road, the three cops heading north make a U-turn in the middle of this busy road and follow the rest of the gang heading south.

By this time, I'm getting a little nervous. Not one of these guys has his flashers on and they're out in the dark speeding, pulling U-turns and dangerous driving maneuvers without regard to the safety of the rest of us poor schmoes out there with them. Now I'm annoyed.

I stopped at a Starbucks to let it all die down, get my drink and head back out on the road. Since I'm the one heading north, I kind of let the southbound cops leave my head. Just as I got on the street, I see two cars behind me with no lights on and a posse of cops chasing them. For God's sake, they were all heading north now. With me!!!

I couldn't wait to get home and lock my doors.

I won't be surprised to see someone dead from a high speed police chase in the news come morning. I'm just glad it won't be me.

10 comments:

Sandy said...

Well, heck, did ya feel guilty, ha.!

I would have thought in some way I caused this, but then I went to Catholic Church as a kid. I was taught to feel the guilty party.

Brenda said...

I had a strange experience yesterday getting gas. One officer pulled over a nice looking clean cut sort of young man in a mustang. Then one by one.. five more police cars, came in none of them with flashing lights. They all had the entry to the gas station more or less blocked off. I managed to get out, but they didn't seem concerned if anyone in their getting gas.. got out or not. Your experince sounded scarier because you were driving at night. My experience was during the day. Weird.

SkippyMom said...

Police Helicopters are just not good, ever.

Glad you made it home safe.

Lisa L said...

omg..a horrible hospice night..god love you...will be interested to hear the outcome.

Devon said...

Good grief! I'm glad you made it home in one piece. I think cops are the worst at following the rules of the road. My dad was one, I know of what I speak!

distracted by shiny objects said...

Damn stalkers...:>)

Stephanie V said...

Yikes! That sounds like a wild chase. Makes you wonder who's protecting us. Glad you - and your coffee - made it home safely.

clairedulalune said...

Glad you got home safe Rudee!!

Glennis said...

High speed chases happen all the time out here, and unfortunately many end in tragedy. Often the cops are just too keen to chase and the poor kids are not up to the excess speeds and run right off them!
The helicopters sound real scarery.
Lucky you are law abiding.

Miss T said...

Yikes.