Need for Speed Dominates Northeast Georgia's Strange Police Stories
Just about everybody gets caught eventually.
Criminal suspects have had a need for speed in Northeast Georgia recently.
A man accused of trying to pass counterfeit money at a Winder Waffle House ran away from police when they confronted him on a street near the restaurant. A patrol car chased him until he went into some woods, where he got caught in some brush and gave up.
A Loganville motorcyclist is accused of moving faster, leading police on a chase that reached 143 mph on State Route 316. It ended when he crashed into the back of a car, but not before he weaved through traffic, ran red lights and evaded a series of roadblocks on several highways and parkways.
A shoplifting suspect in Oconee County did manage to drive off with a T-shirt and pair of athletic shorts after chucking some stolen batting gloves at a Wal-mart loss prevention officer. Police have a picture of the suspect, but not the suspect.
Even when folks seek out the police, they're not always polite about it. An intoxicated Dacula woman called 911 when her husband wouldn't let her drive home, then, when threatened with arrest for disorderly conduct, told officers “You have a lot of [expletive deleted] nerve!”
More disorderly conduct was reported at the Dos Copas in Dacula, where a man gave the "mean mug" to another guy, punched him in the jaw when confronted, then landed another punch on a witness who intervened. Police were looking for a 6-foot-tall, 200-pound white man with a shaved head and a polo shirt who left the restaurant in a black BMW 7 series passenger car.