Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Dec 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm
It's funny how the police tell people not to chase/follow people who have committed crimes again you.
I guess you're just supposed to be a good victim?
I once walked up on a guy breaking into my car. When I confronted him he just ran away. I followed him while calling the police. Eventually the guy stopped running and I just kept following him. I don't think he realized I was behind him.
The dispatcher was more concerned about getting me to stop following the guy than actually sending a cop to catch the criminal.
I had to persist. I finally said "either you send a cop to talk to this guy or I'll keep walking til I get to his house and knock on his front door."
The first cop to show up actually stopped ME first. Totally ridiculous. It was clearly more important to stop me from following the person who broke into my car than actually aprehend the criminal.
The second cop finally stopped the criminal. I knew they weren't going to be able to do much since it was just a misdeamnor. I just wanted to see if we got lucky and he has warrants or something.
The first cop wanted to give me a lecture. I just turned around while he was still mid-sentence walked back home. It's not the job of the police to lecture people.