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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 5/21/2002 11:39:17 PM EDT
Today I learned a valuable lesson. Don't run from the cops. I was hanging out with my fraternity brothers tonight, just messing around. We decided to go out on campus and have some fun. We started climbing alot of campus buildings and walking around on rooftops. After we got down from one of the buildings, somebody yelled security. The four of us took off. I ran right into the path of one of the security guards who told me to get down on my knees. I complied. I looked around and I could here rattling of metal on metal as my other friends were being chased. I also noticed that nobody was around other than the guy standing next to me. I popped up and took off. He yelled, "stop" and grabbed at me. He missed by a solid three feet. I had a good jump on him. He chatted away on his radio and suddenly the campus lit up with University Circle Police--the ligitimate police force. I was running on total instinct. I graduated a couple years ago, and some significant building changes from the old campus where I studied made it difficult to figure out exacly where I was. Luckily, I was a pretty fast runner. Earlier this year, I had a severe high ankle sprain that cut my college wrestling career short (different college--just in case you were wondering). In Febuary, I could run two miles in 10min15sec. I have not been able to run well lately. My average mile time is around 8min. Regardless of my weak ankle, I had enough jets to burn these guys in a comical way. I was just leaving them in the dust. Even a cop car that hammered the brakes to cut me off and the two officers that jumped out were quickly distant figures way behind me. They were coming at me in all directions though. One had an angle on me, but as I hurdled a concrete barrier, his foot barely caught the edge and he went for a tumble. I was running parallel to a street called mayflower when a car on that street had an officer intercept me. I blew right by him. He started yelling, "F'n stop or I'll shoot you mother F'er. I will shoot you in the back of the head." I looked back and then took a fall of my own. The grass was wet, and my new balances just lost hold. I really think that this was the turning point. My glasses fell off my face, and there was no way I could find them. It was dark, and I had below average night vision.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 11:40:50 PM EDT
You can't out run the Radio.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 11:43:46 PM EDT
The guy was probably twenty meters behing me with his gun drawn. I really couldn't tell if he was running or just aiming. My vision absolutely sucks without my glasses--20/100 on a good day. I couldn't see exactly how many cops were around me as the same guy was yelling that he was going to shoot me. The decision to yeild came instinctively. I just became 100% submissive. I put my hands up and laid down. With his foot square on my back, they cuffed me and told me how stupid "that" was. One of the first things that I noticed is that it is very easy to get up off the ground even cuffed. The guy on the show "cops" always seem to have a hard time with that. They stuck me in the squad car and started interigating me before reading me my rights. They asked me who I was with. All three of them got away clean. All the cops ignored them when I took off. They pushed me for answers but I didn't give them squat until my buddy showed up. He had gotten away clean, but decided to back me up. Marines, it probably won't be the last time one of them saves my ass. Anyhow, he explained what happened, so they gave me a written warning for criminal tresspass. They took a picture of me and had me sign a ticket. They told me that if I ever was back on campus, I would be arrested for criminal tresspass. Back when I was still sitting in the squad car the fellow that told me that he would shoot me in the back of the head asked me if I was a gambler. He obviously saw all the casino Player's VIP cards in my wallet. I said, "yes." He told me that I took a big gamble tonight because he was going to shoot me for "running like that" and "having something in my hands like that." My hands were empty the whole time. I don't know how close my "meeting with the reaper" really was, but I know of how stupid and juvenile running was. Q:WTF were they going to do to me had I not run? A:Not a damn thing. Part of me thinks of how close I was to getting away. The other part thinks of how much I risked for so little potential gain. This would have killed my mother if I died or had been arrested. My career in the Navy would have been over before it had begun. I am assuming that running from the cops is a felony. I have been aspiring to be a seal for some time. I had the Naval Special Warfare Officer billet (OCS) which is granted to civilians only about 10-12 times per year in my grasp before I sprained my ankle, and just risked fukking that up completely. I am just jacked up on adrenaline right now, and may have missed a few details, but I definitly understand the big picture. Don't make it worse by running. Even though I was faster, stronger, and more determined than any of those guys, a quick slip could have sent my life on a downward spiraL.
Link Posted: 5/21/2002 11:52:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 12:09:57 AM EDT
To serve and protect... themselves.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 1:45:16 AM EDT
Most states I've heard including Texas evading on foot is just a misdemeanor charge. Lucky for you they didn't charge you. That was dumb...don't do that again. P.S. You'd be amazed how people running from the police can bounce off the front of patrol cars and not be hurt at all. That's what I've been told.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 4:07:06 AM EDT
Good thing that wasn't in Boston, cuz they would have shot you without telling you.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 4:42:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2002 4:42:31 AM EDT by Oilhead]
running from the cops is a bad idea
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Uh yeah...there's some people here in Cincinnati that found that out the hard way...
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 4:50:41 AM EDT
You should of kept on going. Never stop. c-rock
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 5:27:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 5:34:56 AM EDT
You should have shot him. Surely his pointing a gun at you made you feel afraid for your life. Were the other officers walking towards you in a threatening manner?
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 5:43:28 AM EDT
Getting caught AFTER running from the Fuzz is a worse idea. [BD] Lebrew
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 8:27:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rick50: I am assuming that running from the cops is a felony.
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In California is is at least CPC148 Resist,obstruct,delay and officer (a misdemeanor). There is a long list of other charges that can start piling up though. Especially if someone is injured as a result of your fleeing.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 8:38:35 AM EDT
God Damn!! You are in college and don't know what a fucking paragraph is?? No wonder you are a moron!! Sgtar15
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 8:47:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By c-rock: You should of kept on going. Never stop. c-rock
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Ditto, blind or not, you owed it to yourself to come back with the "one that got away" type story for us. I'm severely dissappointed you didn't take a bullet, atleast for the story! Plus, their aim usually sucks, they might of hit you in the shin at worst! Hang your head in shame and run faster WITH CONTACTS next time!
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 8:56:39 AM EDT
the other night i was at a book store with a target next door, and at about 11pm (when the book store closed) we left and hung out in the parking lot. we saw a few left over target shopping carts so two of us hopped in a 2 others were pushing us around. some lady (who didnt work at either store) came out and said, "that is private property. if the police catch you they will take you away." i was like, "no, they wont. they dont care." so the lady called the cops and they came out. by this time we were just standing in a circle outside the front door of the book store (with some peeps holding books.) the cops drove by and the lady was really P.O.ed. we just stood there normally and did nothing. they just waved at us and went on about there buisness. the old bat was so mad she started yelling at us and then we left. after i got in my car, i put down the windows and started to drive away. i was going over the speed limit a little, but not enough for her to do what she did. as i passed her, i here, "hey you! Slow down! You cant drive this fast in here!" keep in mind she doesnt have any athority in the shopping area. so i stoped near her and said, "Hey lady, when you become a police officer, then you can come talk to me about my driving. untill then shove it!!" so basically i have no problem with the cops, its just people who think they should enforce the law even if they are not cops.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 1:56:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 2:06:04 PM EDT
you sound like a real mature intelligent individual, i'm glad that it's people like you that end up privelaged enough to have mommy and daddy pay for you and your frat buddies to run from authorities like it's some fucking game. damn shame they didn't shoot.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 2:10:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By sgtar15: God Damn!! You are in college and don't know what a fucking paragraph is?? No wonder you are a moron!! Sgtar15
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..[size=6]YOU NATZI[/size=6][;)]...your not following the Board rules with that kinda language!
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 2:16:52 PM EDT
WTF? Give the guy a break! Lord knows we've ALL made our share of mistakes. Atleast he learned his lesson. It's the ones that do it over and over that I have no sympathy for.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 2:18:44 PM EDT
I'm with c-rock... you shoulda kept going. You're lucky they didn't pummel you for a while (this is probably why your buddy came back). Once you choose a course of action, follow it. It's too late to say 'sorry ociffer, I weren't doin nuttin' after you run.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 2:52:15 PM EDT
While I find your story somewhat entertaining, let me just tell you that with all these ridiculous high alert, terrorist warnings etc. not too many cops are in the mood for screwing around. Oh yeah, you graduated a couple of years ago and you're still hanging out at the campus? Um, time to get into the real world bud.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 3:36:09 PM EDT
Shotar, thanks for the heads up. I didn't really know what the maximum penalty was. Most of the UCPD guys were pretty cool. I just got off the phone with my buddy who came back to help me out. They gave him the 3rd degree. He will probably have to do some community service. He will be getting some blue label Jack D's from me shortly. I found out some rediculous stuff from him today. The officer that pulled the gun on me was telling some tall tales to the other officers. He said that I had something in my hand. This was onehundred percent untrue. He may have saw something, but there was really nothing there. He also said that he tackled me. There was nothing remotely close to a tackle involved. Even Ohio high school football does not credit a down ball tackle if the ballcarrier is untouched. WTF was this guy thinking. I guess he was trying to find and out for his gun being drawn. This guys delusions have me a little salty, but I just want to get this behind me, and never let it happen again. As for all the Einsteins that are so upset that I wasn't shot, you all suck. That is really not cool to hope that I was shot. I'll see you in hell. Quietshoes, class envy is pretty weak. I should have been shot because my family has money? Were you really jealous of the "frat boys" in your home town. A lot of great american heros were from fraternities. No offense, but you should stop blaming people with more than you, and start looking in the mirror. I ended up at CWRU because I had great grades, a high SAT score, and a scholarship. My parents didn't get any of those for me. Waverunner, I do live in the real world. I have been going to school in Chicago. I was just visiting some of my old friends back home. I do that from time to time when I am back in Cleveland. Don't you visit your buddies when you go back home?
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 4:31:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rick50: . I'll see you in hell. Quietshoes, class envy is pretty weak. I should have been shot because my family has money? Were you really jealous of the "frat boys" in your home town. A lot of great american heros were from fraternities. No offense, but you should stop blaming people with more than you, and start looking in the mirror. I ended up at CWRU because I had great grades, a high SAT score, and a scholarship. My parents didn't get any of those for me.
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class envy, huh? i could buy and sell you,comfortably, without even knowing anything about you, GUARANTEED. you know nothing about me, i have a master's in criminology that i worked my way through. oh you slay me with your rapierlike wit, you juvenalistic gen x moron. any stain that would brag about running from the cops needs to stick to things he knows like mtv and smoking weed with his slackjawed birkenstock, ballcap wearing future used car salesman friends, and not post on forums where actual law-abiding participants in society post, your opinions would be better accepted on the democratic underground or assault web websites. "i learned that running from the cops is bad" congratulations you broke the law, leave it at that.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 4:40:16 PM EDT
[flame] Flame On!! [flame]
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 4:51:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15: God Damn!! You are in college and don't know what a fucking paragraph is?? No wonder you are a moron!! Sgtar15
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Ah!! My favorite frickin' TROLL, I knew I should of bashed you hard about that SP1. GG
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 5:00:12 PM EDT
For the love of God..... Running from the cops is dumb. With that said, I was also dumb when I was in college. I do go back and visit friends who are in school or who just graduated last week. But, folks wishing that he got shot? What type of sh*theads are you??! You're on a college campus and some guys are running around and hiding from campus security? What else is new? A danger??! Only to unopened bottles of rot-gut and Sorority girls! [b]quietshoez[/b], I'm not allowed to say what I want because of the forum conduct code. But, you take your precious masters in criminology as well as your attitude issues and shove them right up your _ss. (Wanna buy a vowel?) Mike <-- who wonders if anyone here remembers what it's like to be in their early twenties AND who'd want to be judged only by everything they did in their twenties.
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 5:23:51 PM EDT
Quietshoes, why the bitter streak? You seem to have a bitterness toward me that I cannot comprehend. How do you know that you can buy and sell me comfortably. Does a masters in criminology pay that much? My field is chemistry. I passed on the liberal arts/social sciences degrees, though I find them interesting. My occupation of choice will be service in the United States Navy. By the way, I have never smoked dope, and I rarely watch MTV (maybe once a month). Some of my friends wear ballcaps as I do on occasion. I was born and raised in the dogpound, and I love my San Antonio Spurs. Only one of my friends is a slackedjawed redneck, but he is one of the nicest guys that I know. He was the first in his family to go to college, and has really dug himself out of an underclass life. I have never been to democratic underground and do not go on the assualtweb.whatever. I have been a registered republican since 1996, and worked diligently on the Bush2000 campaign while still in Ohio. I think that you are very wrong about me. Maybe that degree in criminolgy doesn't include making criminal profiles, or maybe you missed those classes while working to pay for your tuition. I am sorry that you had such a hard-knock life. I am glad that you fought through the turmoil of working though school; really, my heart is bleeding for you. I have a few questions for you though. What aspects of criminology says that it is all right to shoot an unarmed person in the back?
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 5:44:36 PM EDT
I'm with GC456 & prebans, give the guy a break! It wasn't like he was harming anyone. I know that I have run from the police many times (on a motorcycle) to avoid tickets & although it's not really a commendable act, it wasn't like either of us held someone up. And saying that he should be shot, well that's just cold. Let the first person who has led a perfect life cast the first stone. Rick50, behave yourself!
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 6:00:20 AM EDT
A master gunmen advised me once its hard to hit a moving target when the shooter is running too. Just moving reduces the chance of getting hit by what 70%? Did I hear "Stop or I'll shoot", or was it "Stop and I'll shoot". A rapid lateral move is in order. Its when you stop you get popped. NOT ADVOCATING FLEEING FROM LAWFUL AUTHORITIES. But surviving. Lebrew
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 7:57:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 8:11:35 AM EDT
Exactly how does one find a parallel between Assault Web and the Democratic Underground?
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 8:17:16 AM EDT
[stick]
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 8:31:10 AM EDT
idiot
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 8:41:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ChrisS: Exactly how does one find a parallel between Assault Web and the Democratic Underground?
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I think he was trying to point out that both boards tend to have people with out-there points of view. [whacko]
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 8:43:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 777: Let the first person who has led a perfect life cast the first stone.
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Me me! Give me a stone! A nice big and flat one!
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 8:43:59 AM EDT
Some of the above responses are the type that will eventually ensure that nobody will post anything that may show stupidity, not even for educational purposes. Personally, I like hearing about dumb things people do, it may save me from doing the same stupid thing. If you people are so perfect in your choices and lives perhaps I am happy for you, but if you have EVER made a mistake then perhaps you should keep your comments to yourselves. The guy was not saying "Hey man, I ran from the pigs and the bastards got me, screw them!". He was saying I did something kinda dumb, this is how it happened. If you can't tell the difference then perhaps YOU need to go back to school. I read a lot of replies to posts similar to this, that are totally un-called for. It's starting to piss me off. Get your heads out of your asses. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 8:44:16 AM EDT
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rick50, as you now realize, you were damned lucky to have learned such a valuable lesson at a very small cost. The one thing I think you should take away from this is to ALWAYS do a simple risk analysis before acting. The next time you and your friends consider such an escapade, you should ask yourself, "What's the very worst that can reasonably happen? Is it worth that risk vs. the very best that can reasonably happen?". In most cases, you'll likely find that the answer is no, it's not worth it. [b]Edited to add:[/b] Especially when it only takes one mistake to end your dream of a Navy career. Glad to hear you're OK and that you're much wiser than you were 48 hours ago. -kill-9 (speaking from personal experience of dodging a few bullets in my time)
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 8:48:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kill-9: rick50, as you now realize, you were damned lucky to have learned such a valuable lesson at a very small cost. The one thing I think you should keep in mind from now on is to ALWAYS do a simple risk analysis before acting. The next time you and your friends consider such an escapade, you should ask yourself, "What's the very worst that can reasonably happen? Is it worth that risk vs. the very best that can reasonably happen?". In most cases, you'll likely find that the answer is no, it's not worth it. Glad to hear you're OK and that you're much wiser than you were 48 hours ago. -kill-9 (speaking from personal experience of dodging a few bullets in my time)
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To me, THAT is an example of a pretty good response. Says, "Hey you are right, it WAS dumb. I'm glad you learned from it." And maybe a little bit of advise. To just call the person a dumbass is... well... being a dumbass yourself. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 10:09:28 AM EDT
Isn't this kind of obvious.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 10:36:36 AM EDT
It was dumb to run away, because what would have happened to you if they caught you for walking on the roof? Not much, I bet. If you had warrants out on you for serious stuff, then it makes sense to run. And that's why they brought everyone down on you, because who knows? You might be wanted for murder or something, which explains why you're running from a bullshit petty violation.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 10:55:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 11:10:59 AM EDT
A friend of mine's brother decided to play the run from cops sporting event for entertainment. He thought it was funny until the cops got tired of chasing him and just cracked his skull, it wasn't so funny then. He got charged with some sort of criminal misconduct on city property. (took place at city park) After he got out of the hospital and jail, he had to pay a fine and do community service.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 12:22:24 PM EDT
First off, you'll never make the cut for Naval Special Warfare with bad vision. Secondly, if the cops have to chase you, they're bringing an ass-whoopin' with them! Tackleberry may shoot you. Gotta make a name for yourself....
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 12:36:19 PM EDT
I used to run from cops (never cought), try and pick fights with cops, and be a wise ass with cops. All while drunk of course. While underage. It never seemed to bother them. They just told me to go home and get some sleep. It puzzles me a little.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 2:16:17 PM EDT
With all of the juvinile name calling and piss poor attitudes, maybe its time to lock the thread, nothing good is coming out of this. Pissing matches by adult juveniles are no fun anymore.
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