Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Running from the cops

We have had quite a whirlwind past couple days - a birthday bonfire, a trip to Pocatello, a new (to us) car, a run in from the cops and so much time spend hanging out with friends. I think I have pictures that need to be posted, but for now a story:

Saturday night we decided to go hang out with our friends - and luckily all our friends are practically neighbors.  As we were leaving our house, and locking the door, we see a cop fly by chasing a car into the apartment complex next to us.  Luke commented how that would suck to be that close to home and then get pulled over. We see Dan and Melanie and tell them about the cop as we keep walking to the Foresters, and we see more cops drive by.  Then a cop pulls into the storage unit and gets out of the car and is looking for someone/something with a flashlight. We were curious about what was going on, but kept walking.

We got to the Foresters and are telling them about all the cops, when Dan and Drew go outside to check out what is going on (more cops and more flashlights) when all of a sudden they shine the light in the house.  Dan comes in (with a HUGE grin on his face) and says that they want to talk to the guy in the red shirt (LUKE).  We thought he was joking, but when Luke went outside, he realized he wasn't joking.

The cop asks Luke to walk over to the lamp post and starts asking him why he ran from him, and Luke was like "I didn't run" the cop is very insistent that he did run, and sees Luke's hand in a fist and asks  what is in his hand.. Luke answers "Candy" and reveals these two little Canadian gems..

The cop keeps asking questions, and Luke keeps telling him the truth, that he didn't run, that he was just walking over to his friends house, no he doesn't have an ID and gives his phone number.  He comes back inside and tells us how the guy they are chasing apparently has the same outfit on (red shirt, grey shorts) and is Luke's same build.

Well we went home soon after that, and the  cops were still out looking.  Our neighbor is a sheriff and when we heard him get home, Luke went out to ask him if they found the guy.  They caught him, and he was wearing the same thing as Luke, only he was soaking wet because he had to swim through the canal beside our house (he even had slip-on shoes on like Luke's slippers, but Luke had socks on, and he didn't).  Turns out he got pulled over for speeding, but took off running because he was driving a stolen car.

It was an exciting night to say the least.

Yesterday the cop the initially accused Luke and pulled him out of our friends house stopped by to apologize.  I guess Luke's outfit was so much like the guy they were chasing  - even down to the white writing on the shirt.  He felt pretty bad - but we felt good that he was doing his job, and that they got the real criminal.  If consuming too much candy was a crime though, Luke would have been guilty.

And just for fun - here is a picture of Tracen and Stori ( I stole from Melanie's blog). He's telling some sort of interesting story.  Those two actually had their first kiss last week... ohh young love.


Radfords said...

hahahha is it wrong that I enjoyed that night so much??? I will NEVER forget those candies! haha
ps our kiddos are pretty freaking cute!!! YAY for us all in Denver! :)

Wilma said...

That was priceless to read the entire story of what happened the night Luke got questioned by the police. Too weird that Luke matched the description.