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Driver Praised By Police For Ramming Cruiser

Driver Praised By Police For Ramming Cruiser

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The AP via YellowBrix

December 23, 2009

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -A Utah driver rammed a sheriff’s patrol car on purpose and officers aren’t even upset. West Valley City police say a man posted an ad asking for a massage.

When he showed up at the appointed meeting place, instead of finding a woman police said a 21-year-old man hopped into the truck, flashed a gun and told the victim to drive.

Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Lt. Jason Johnson said the driver tried to stay calm but saw an opportunity to escape when he pulled up next to a sheriff’s deputy.

Johnson said the man hit the patrol car, jumped out of the truck and started yelling. Officers quickly arrested the gunman.

Johnson said a little damage to a vehicle that can be repaired is better than anyone getting hurt.

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    JonH7

    over 1 year ago

    144 Comments

    Hey, you use what you got...

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    Anonymous

    over 1 year ago

    Looks a bit more than a dented fender to me...

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    MichaelHerring

    over 2 years ago

    10 Comments

    That looks like significant damage to me, good thing no one go hurt-very creative way of dealing with the situation.

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    texasred

    over 4 years ago

    18 Comments

    I AM GLAD THAT NO ONE WAS HURT AND THAT WAS VERY SMART OF THE VICTIM. I BET THE SUSPECT WILL THINK TWICE ABOUT JACKING A CAR AGAIN.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Thankfully no-one was injured. The squad can be repaired/replaced. That's not so if he had not taken this opportunuty and went with the gunman all the way. His life would not hjave been able to be replaced. Maybe he won't be so quick to answer "massage" want ads next time.

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    HCSO531

    over 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    I agree with his quick actions to save a life but dude we have such a thing these days called the YELLOW PAGES look under SPA or MASSAGES

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    bsybee

    over 4 years ago

    130 Comments

    I commend the man for his quick thinking, it could of been a very deadly situation had he not done what he did. A car can be replaced but, a life can not be replaced.. The only thing I believe it did was put the Officer, in a state of shock and on guard, with the course of action that was taken.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Critical thinking paying off!

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    WarPig

    over 4 years ago

    144 Comments

    Well now it's a good thing he wasn't looking for a hooker...

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    Ronald_H_Levine

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

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    RetiredPublicSafety

    over 4 years ago

    162 Comments

    "Nice!!! He used his head."

    Yeah.. the correct one the second time.

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    Scitec

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    If you read under the image it says stock photo. That isn't even a west valley patrol car.

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    Omarra67

    over 4 years ago

    2284 Comments

    Yeah, you know he wasn't out for a "massage". LOL At any rate, it was an interesting and successful way to stop a crime in progress. (I wonder if the police will ask to see his "ad"?)

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    excop23260

    over 4 years ago

    796 Comments

    An AD ASKING FOR A MASSAGE? Why not just post an ad saying he wante to "get some?" What should have been the subject of a prostitution sting ended up being fortuitous for our side. As a previous poster here pointed out, the vehicle in the pic above is seriously trashed. Not "a little damage'. At least the kidnapper was arrested.

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    Fire_Fighter_144

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Nice!!! He used his head.

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