Criminal Flees From Police Directly Into Prison Parking Lot
Things like this only happened in parody movies or in anecdotes no one really believes are based on true events, right? Still, as we learned on Wednesday, life sometimes does imitate art and some people really are unfortunate enough to find themselves in such ridiculous situations, such as running from the law and ending up on prison property.
Ohio police were after a Michigan man, identified as 33-year old James Davis of Monroe, who failed to stop at a sign and drove away, smashed through a gate, and ended up right in the Toledo Correctional Institution’s parking lot, where he belongs.
The man was struggling to get away, and while doing so he drove around the prison and then back to the parking lot. As police representatives told Toledo newspaper The Blade, they were able to arrest the man only after the stop sticks slashed and deflated his tires.
The man will be charged with vandalism of government property (referring to the fact that he smashed the correctional institution’s gate), failure to comply, resisting arrest, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing official business, failing to stop at a stop sign and, to add insult to injury, failing to use his turn signal.
Looks like the Ohio prosecutor was eager to charge Davis with as many offenses as possible, as if the sheer embarrassment of landing in a prison’s parking lot wasn’t enough punishment for him.
The details of this incident were obtained from court records, which did not indicate whether Davis had called a lawyer. He is due in court later this week.