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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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  • Sw12_max50

    436

    over 4 years ago

    574 Comments

    That's going to leave a mark................

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    akeribear

    over 4 years ago

    2286 Comments

    Good thinking by the driver, good work by the officer for paying attention to what was happening.. Glad that no one was hurt.

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    ocifer2649

    over 4 years ago

    282 Comments

    I'd have still been a little pissed, but good going.

  • Iii_max50

    ill_taze_u_bro

    over 4 years ago

    2844 Comments

    Quick thinking

  • Johnf_max50

    cheetah_speed1

    over 4 years ago

    464 Comments

    Those posted meeting places for things like massages & blind dates are kinda creepy... you think!

  • Radio2_max50

    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Glad they got the guy..

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    BSPD88

    over 4 years ago

    2212 Comments

    Good to hear of a safe outcome.

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    CJOHNSONJR

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Smart Thinking on the victims part. Good work by the police for having attention to detail not only focusing on the driver and the appeared situation at hand. Good Work.

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