Saturday, September 29, 2007
Shoplifter leads Dallas police on chase, slams car, carjacks two women in line at Whataburger
I just saw an old re-run of Mission Impossible III and it pales next to the antics of this guy.
DALLAS Bobby F. Eldridge, 50, went on a nutbag spree early Thursday that started when he was caught shoplifting at a Wal-Mart in the 4800 block of South Buckner Boulevard near Interstate 30 in very East/southeast Dallas.
A Dallas police officer in a Chevy Tahoe boxed him in, so he rammed the Tahoe, drove into a fence, fled on foot, ran to a Whataburger, tried to open a bunch of cars in line, reached one with two women, punched one of them, got them out, drove off, spun, hit a curb and damaged the tires sufficiently that it could no longer drive. Then he surrendered.
You gotta wonder, why surrender then? Why not jump on a horse and run through a pasture? Or hop aboard a moving train and run across the top of the train, and when it comes to a bridge, grab the bridge and pull yourself up and then jump on a skateboard and attach yourself to the back of an 18-wheeler? Or maybe scale a high-rise and leap from building top to building top? I think he totally wimped out.
He faces charges of robbery/carjacking and aggravated assault on a public servant with a vehicle.
Posted by T.G.
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