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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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    Kitti327

    over 4 years ago

    52 Comments

    wow that's in my city. I'm glad the driver had the smarts to get out of the situation. I'm so glad no one was injured.

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    bobska

    over 4 years ago

    660 Comments

    Why would you post an ad for a massage. What do you expect, HERES YOUR SIGN! But a smart move by the driver. I could only imagine what the officer was thinking. I know if it was me, I would have probably soiled myself, haha. Anyways cool story.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Nice thinking! Glad nobody got hurt.

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    BklynsFinest347

    over 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    Smart move!! Glad nobody got hurt.

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42176 Comments

    And no LEOs got hurt. That's the best part.

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    elaken

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Better than just bailing. Tuck and roll. Risky, but I'm glad no one was hurt too bad.

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    Riot

    over 4 years ago

    516 Comments

    smart man...

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    ctuagentbauer330, if this was someones 17 yr old daughter in the car with her boyfriend, I don't think he would be going to get a "massage" from someone that replied to his ad. He would already have your daughter there to give him his 'massage'. Get real, the jerk who in this case was also the victim of a criminal act was also attempting to engage in criminal sexual behaviour. Sort of like someone buying drugs ramming a cop car because he was getting ripped off.

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Moochie, I seriously doubt you are thinking about a career in LE with that attitude. Additionally I doubt you could pass the written exam. This probably isn't the website for you.

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    tigerlilly_07

    over 4 years ago

    1322 Comments

    Yeah that would definitely get my attention. lol

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    HEYSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    It worked!

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23288 Comments

    I am confused. Maybe I am having a senior moment.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I doubt i would hit the car but maybe cut him off real good. But good job anyway!!!

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    sheriff950

    over 4 years ago

    5360 Comments

    Very smart move by the victim, glad no one got hurt...

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    DarkBlue

    over 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    I'm glad that is a " stock photo ".
    If that was the hit I would say it was over kill. I'm guessing any contact with a Police Vehicle would get any Officers attention. Smart move.........within reason........of coarse.

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