Thursday night the helicopters were everywhere! I thought it was just paparazzi stalking all the celebraties at the Long Beach International Film Festival. I actually forgot about all that noise, until now when I received this email from a resident named Nicole:
I am writing to you to tell you wtf how has no one reported on the shiz that went down last night?! There were helicopters circling really low by the canals. I heard from 3 different sources-two city workers that a man driving 100 mph down Pine Street, crashed into an undercover cop that was trying to make the car stop, shots were fired, and the man ran on foot. Hence the helicopters looking for him. Canines were also released into people’s backyards to look for the man. I know the man was apprehended shortly after. But really how the hell is this not news on News 12…even beyond that?! It’s a pretty crazy story that reminded me of an episode of Law n Order!
The Long Beach Herald has us covered: Read – Long Beach police arrest drug dealer after high-speed chase
[quote]Long Beach police arrested a “violent” drug dealer on Thursday after a high-speed chase ended when he plowed his car into a police cruiser and sent it careering into other vehicles in a normally quiet Canals neighborhood.
Police Commissioner Mike Tangney said that 21-year-old Jabori Gibson, of Roosevelt, was arrested just after 11 p.m. on Aug. 30 when police officers found him hiding on Dalton Street after he totaled two police cars.[/quote]
This kid would have been better off jumping into the ocean or bay and swimming for the mainland.