The reason for my 2 hour commute home today was…
He is a wanted thief who ran into the Bethesda metro station when police identified him. He then assaulted an officer on a train, jumped off and ran down the tracks towards Medical Center. They closed both stations and had to bus people (me included) from Friendship Heights to the north.
The line for a bus was huge, so I jumped on the first one I saw. It only got me as far as Bethesda, where Stacie battled traffic to pick me up.
Here’s the Fox5 news post
And here’s the WMATA news post
Jerk. If I see him, I’m gonna give him an atomic wedgie.
Brainy Smurf says
Looks a wee bit like one of the fellas from Milli Vanilli…
Based on the news story, it doesn’t appear that he’s a violent criminal and while I’m all in favor of the police pursuing suspects more diligently, it seems a little drastic to snarl traffic in a metro area for that length of time for a common petty criminal.
I understand that the reports mention that he “assaulted” an officer, but police do tend to exaggerate when they’re the victim — sheesh, even my wife was charged with interfering with an officer when she refused to provide id until she was told the reason for the officer’s request — which never came. Charge was dropped — thankfully. And we never did get a reason for why she was stopped… I digress…
Not saying the officer wasn’t assaulted or anything, I’m just saying, it seems like they went a little overboard on this one.
Or maybe I’m way off base and there’s a lot more back story to this…
Eitherway, he deserves that wedgie — for the lip synching too.
The Financial Blogger says
Brainy, by looking at his face, I think he looks more like a serial killer than a simple thief, don’t you think? Or maybe he stole the policeman’s donuts and this is why they are so frustrated about it!
Single Ma says
I don’t know why but this post [and comments] are really funny. Let me get this straight…
He allegedly stole a car but jumped on the metro to run from the police.
Then they shut down two metro rails DURING rush hour to catch him.
Oh the irony. HA HA
Clever Dude says
Actually he was stealing GPS units from cars, not the cars themselves.
What I don’t get, and is the most annoying thing to me about this, is how do you not catch a guy in a 2 mile long tunnel that only has 2 ends? I mean c’mon, even a world class runner can only make that run down the tracks in 7-8 minutes. You couldn’t get transit police to wait at each end of the tunnel for him? Are they incompetent? I’m sure I don’t have the full information of what happened, but this has to be one of the easiest ways to catch a criminal.
I’m pretty sure the tunnel has many access points and crawl spaces.
Clever Dude says
BtC: I figured that and am giving the police a slight benefit of the doubt, but you would think they know the exit points. If they can’t get a minor criminal like this, then how can they track or catch terrorists on our transit system?
It’s more of the peace of mind than anything.