Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hot Pursuit - You're Doing it Wrong.

The Detroit News: Police: Detroit carjackers steal victims' other car after first one breaks down

Detroit police are looking for men who stole a vehicle that would shortly after break down during a chase from the victims, prompting them to steal the vehicle the victims were pursuing them in.

The men first stole a 1995 Chevy Suburban about 4:45 a.m. Monday from a home near Seven Mile and Riverview.

The occupants of the home, men ages 36 and 31 years old, chased after the Suburban and another suspect, who was driving a Pontiac Grand Am, police said.

During the chase, the stolen Suburban broke down and the man driving it fired at least one shot at the victims, who were in a Dodge Stratus, police said. The thieves then carjacked the victims and sped off in the Stratus, police said.

Yep, read that again, it's worth chuckling over twice.

Seriously, the victims decide to chase after the stolen car and then get their chase car jacked by the same thieves they were chasing.

Certainly this can be blamed on a lack of forethought before deciding to engage in what appears to be an unarmed pursuit of criminals. Such a pursuit is generally an idea that doesn't turn out too well.

Remember folks, "They went that-away, Let's go get 'em!" is not a coherent plan.

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