12.27.2010

That Police Chase In Wise County On Christmas Is Getting Famous

One guy was the driver, the other the passenger. Not sure who is who.

At least for tech people.

Seems like an iPhone left in the stolen car helped police track it down:

Pretty amazing Christmas Story! Early this morning my 2005 Land Rover was stolen from the Marriott in Wichita Falls TX. The local police put me on hold, transferred me around and did nothing. My iPhone was in the car in between the seats and turned on. I tracked it using MobileMe Find My Phone to HWY 287 on the way to Decatur. When they exited the highway and headed on a Farm road for Justin TX a few miles away, I contacted the Justin Police and with the help of a very savvy operator we pinpointed the car at a Sonic. While I was on the phone with her, she said the officer sees your car and is going to make the arrest. A few minutes later she frantically calls me to start tracking the car again. The officer had handcuffed the suspects, sat one down on the curb while putting the other in the back seat. When he got back, the guy had Houdini’d the cuffs from behind his back to the front, fought with the officer and jumped in my car, dragged him and ran over him. I followed the car on the iPhone and directed the Highway Patrol to where he was – high speed chase ending with him flipping the Land Rover several times. The policeman is going to be fine – he is at the hospital with multiple bruises etc. The screenshot is where the car thieves ran over the policeman and escaped. I am just so thankful the policeman was not seriously hurt – I could care less about the car or the crook.


Gizmodo has picked up the story -- a popular tech blog. With all the DFW news stations looking for content after a couple of days off, I bet this story picks up steam. 


(Thanks to a commenter for pointing it out to me.)


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

is T. Bishop the one on the right?

Anonymous said...

Not the brightest bulbs on the tree!

Anonymous said...

Wise County's finest!

Anonymous said...

I know those two dudes. They were supporting the astroturf for Decatur Football.

Anonymous said...

That's the two guys from Deliverance!

Anonymous said...

Your sure got a purdy mouth, Barry

Anonymous said...

Without tracking...car lost. With tracking...car lost; officer nearly killed.

Anonymous said...

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that these guys were never really good with the ladies.

Anonymous said...

They look about as smart as someone wanting to put Turf on Decatur Football field. the one on the left has some 2K Bakker in him. the right has some Elder in him.

Anonymous said...

Would not have needed all that computer crap if Burns had let Bishop have that hot-rod cop car. Bishop would have rammed 'em and took them out up there bout the roadside park north of town.

Anonymous said...

I used to give those guys Banjo lessons but I had to quit cuz they wouldn't leave the pig in the truck.

Anonymous said...

They are the greeters at the Decatur Visitor Center in the old post office....