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VIDEO: Live police pursuit w video of suspect: #gloucesterma

Video of suspect being loaded into the ambulance. (he appears to have offended the medics and officers)

Gloucester police officers finished off a foot chase at the corner of Willow St. and Willowood Rd. I witnessed the man, white male whom appeared to be in his late 50’s to early 60’s, being chased across the train tracks and through the parking lot of the MAC. After several police officers in uniform, and what appeared to be plain clothes officers as well, chased him down w weapons drawn, one officer tackled the suspect to the ground.

After being cuffed, searched and brought to his feet, the man was loaded into an ambulance for medical attention. Aside from his obvious lack of respect for the arresting officers and medics, he appeared to suffer no injuries.

Are You a Flasher?

Oh, for the love of God.  Not that kind of flasher.  Keep it clean.

Are you a flasher when you see a police car parked on the side of the road?  Do you warn approaching cars of the hidden police car parked around the bend or up ahead?

I used to be.  I’m not any more.

In my 20s and maybe even my 30s, I would warn other cars by flashing my headlights in the hopes of saving them from an impending ticket.  Now, after having seen more than my fair share of super crappy drivers, I think that if you’re going to speed or drive recklessly then you deserve a ticket.  I now, as a driver who has two young boys in the backseat of my car 97% of the time, support the police officers in their mission to keep our roads safe.

The other day, while driving from Rockport to Gloucester via Thatcher Road, the car behind me was so spirited with its flashing, I couldn’t help but laugh.  He surely had some type of super hero complex.  Clearly on a mission to save the world from speeding tickets.  What would that Super Hero’s name be?  Driving in front of him was reminiscent of walking into Spencer’s at the Liberty Tree Mall circa the 1980s.  Surely someone out there knows what I’m talking about?

His exuberance made me start to think…..which side of the law do most people fall?