Saturday, September 9, 2006

Why Do We Never Get an Answer ...?

When we used to watch the tv show "Cops", there were two questions that were invariably asked of perps after they had (literally, in most cases) been run to ground -

"What's your name?"

"Why'd you run?"

We borrowed this story from the Chicago Sun~Times for the sole purpose of pointing something out -

Man falls out of window trying to escape police

September 9, 2006


A man is in stable condition after falling out of a third-story window reportedly while trying to escape police in the East Rogers Park neighborhood late Friday night.

Police are unsure Saturday morning why the 27-year-old offender ran after being pulled over for a traffic stop for a routine seatbelt check near Birchwood and Damen Avenues about 11 p.m., according to Rogers Park District Capt. Howard Denk.

The offender ran from police and forced his way into a third floor apartment on the 7400 block of N. Sealy Ave., where he fell out of the window, Denk said.

"He should be okay," Denk added. The man was in stable condition at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston under police guard, he added.

The offender has been charged with criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, and possession of cannabis. These are all misdemeanors, Denk said. He was also wanted for a warrant in Wisconsin.

We have highlighted the perennial question in orange, and the possible answers in red. It does seem to us that if you're stopped by the police and happen to be in possession of an illegal substance, and into the bargain are being sought in another jurisdiction, you have good and sufficient reason to run.


1 comment:

queenb8261 said...

Another stupid criminal. 1st of all, if you're gonna run from the cops why would you run into an apt. building? Secondly, why would be STUPID enough to take a header out a window? If you're carrying pot on you and you're in an apt. FLUSH IT.  LMAO.  Have a great Sunday.