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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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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Good thinking, but I bet the officer/deputy in the patrol car was pretty darn confused for a bit.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Smart move. Good job.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I believe i'll just go get my little ole self a massage'. Legal and Blonde will probably do>>> lol...

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    suprtrkr

    over 4 years ago

    672 Comments

    I believe this was a smart move but I believe this might open a can of worms. Wonder how many people will start hitting police cars and then say they were being chased or something else. Just a little curious how far people will take this.

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    bluelineapplicant

    over 4 years ago

    114 Comments

    This event is unique but if it where in a large city and a officer was struck i think that this may have gone another route. The fact is that the police agency in Utah is relaxed and understanding of the situation. People replying to this are saying that he was going to get a massage! yes and... whats your point. It could of been your 17 year old daughter in the car with her bf and got car jacked. The Police in Utah seem pretty cool from what I can see.

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    kechi1

    over 4 years ago

    182 Comments

    How smart...Way to go. By the looks of the squad car there was no real threat of injury to the officer. Good call!

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    moochie

    over 4 years ago

    32 Comments

    wow some people who responded to this need to chill the f&ck out!!! a lot of cops will find the littlest thing to arrest you, so for this guy getting away withhitting a cop car is amazing!

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14614 Comments

    I'm not happy with this idiot! Fist off he was not looking for a real massage but one of those 'massages' that is not legal. The dumba$$ gets himself 'jacked so he hits a police car! Now he may have disorentated or possibly even injuried a LEO, damaged public property, and put an armed suspect directly involved with a LEO who has no idea what in the world is going on! Great job by the cop for being aware of his surroundings and his ability to disarm an armed individual. As for the idiot, damn if I would not charge him!

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    LawdawgTRAV

    over 4 years ago

    832 Comments

    Its a stock photo guys. And it says POLICE, not Sheriff and the driver hit a Sheriff car. lol
    Good job on the deputy's part, sounds like they reacted well, versus just thinkin someone hit them.

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    servingproud

    over 4 years ago

    4654 Comments

    Smart move. Looks like more then a little damage to that unit.

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    Denny_Crane

    over 4 years ago

    648 Comments

    If the deputy was in that car, I think it was a dumb decision.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Bright...!!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Ok...so..an ad to get a massage....turns into a car-jacking robbery attempt...turned into a collision with a cruiser...an arrest...and the police are not mad?...does that mean the driver truly got a "happy ending"?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Ok... so I'm a bit confused... this was a "legal massage" turned into a carjacking? Then the "non solicitor" rammed the police car, and everyone's happy?

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    los008

    over 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    Smart thinking!!!

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