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S.C. Man's Cruiser Joyride

Arthur Lee Thompson Jr., 38, fought with a Summerville (S.C.) Police officer, shook off a TASER, and stole the officer's cruiser. The joyride didn't end well for Mr. Thompson.

May 20, 2011

Comments (7)

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name @ 5/21/2011 1:42 PM

Shoulda tased him again and too bad he didn't break his neck. How far do these complete waste of spaces think they can get. Breading should be crime without a permit. Here is a prime example.

mike @ 5/21/2011 6:19 PM

Why was the suspect not shot and killed once he entered the Officer's vehicle. Not only has the suspect displayed assaultive behavior upon the Officer, but now he has access to weapons inside the vehicle and using the vehicle as a weapon itself. The risk to the public safety and Officers is to great at this point. He should have been killed and saved tax payers money for having to be locked up now. In cases like these there should be NO tolerance for this behavior..some people need to be dealt with the proper way!!! NO EXCUSES for behavior like that!!

ET @ 5/23/2011 11:55 PM

I second what mike said. Idiot got what he deserved. He should consider himself lucky he survived instead of trying to complain and play the race card (which you all know he will).

erick gates @ 5/25/2011 12:09 AM

The fault of this lies with the "system". Because of the "systems" agenda, you will see more of this, and other types of confrontations, at present, and the future. We make and allow "excuses", for this behavior, thus creating an environment which is a hazzard for both the Officer and the innocent public. In this particular situation, the "Polizei" method, would have been very appropriate. "Why what is that, you ask"? Its, as we say where iam from, "WHOOP THAT ASS!!!"

john @ 5/25/2011 6:55 PM

23 yr cop/Traffic Unit/DUI Enforcement/THI. Now retired. Officer did it right. Guy had to be hopped up on something. He deserves what he gets. 20 or more years ago he'd have been severely "damaged" by some offers for being stupid in public and destroying a car. "Stupid is as stupid does." If you drive right you'll likely Never be stopped.

willie @ 5/28/2011 8:00 AM

Subject should have died....Oh well

Tucsonjw @ 1/2/2012 7:07 PM

Amazing that this sub-human creature didn't collide with (and kill) those dozens of innocent motorists he encountered on his stupid getaway attempt. Too bad he didn't die and save taxpayers the cost of a trial.

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