McDonald's Golden Arches at Road Intersection
Florida, USA - February 11, 2021: McDonald's fast food sign and busy city traffic in Florida.
ATTEMPTED FLATTENING 2004
POLICE ARE IN PURSUIT OF A SUSPECT REFUSING TO STOP FOR A NORMAL TRAFFIC STOP. AFTER THE CHASE GOES INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD, POLICE CALL OFF THE CHASE FOR THE SAFETY OF THE RESIDENTS IN THE AREA. AS COPS SLOW DOWN TO BACK OFF THE CHASE, THE SUSPECT’S CAR RAMS INTO A TREE. THE PASSENGER GETS OUT TO YELL AT THE COP AND MOMENTS LATER THE DRIVER SLAMS THE CAR INTO REVERSE TO MOW DOWN THE OFFICER, THE OFFICER OPENS FIRE ON THE VEHICLE AFRAID FOR HIS LIFE. THE GUNFIRE IS ENOUGH TO SCARE THE DRIVER STRAIGHT AS HE IMMEDIATELY GETS OUT AND PUTS HIS HANDS UP. THE BACK SEAT PASSENGER CLAIMS HE WAS SHOT, BUT WHEN COPS LOOK HIM OVER THEY SEE HE’S OK. THE DRIVER WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, FLEEING AND ELUDING.
Traffic Stop Woman Cries Wolf (01/05/2000)
This is dashcam video of a routine traffic stop in which the suspect later claimed she was abused by the cop. Videotape shows the opposite and woman is caught in a lie.
Shell gas station at a road intersection in Florida.
Florida, USA - February 11, 2021: People wearing face mask selling fruits in the traffic amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Time lapse of dashboard camera point of view of driving in the Orlando city
OTTO THE CRAZY PART I
LOCAL MENTAL CASE KNOWN AS “OTTO” KEEPS THE WEST MELBOURNE POLICE VERY BUSY FROM TIME TO TIME. TODAY, OTTO DECIDES HE WILL DIRECT TRAFFIC ON A BUSY ROAD.
LIGHTS, SIRENS, BANG UP! 2007
A woman is recovering in the hospital today after failing to yield to an oncoming emergency vehicle and the heart pumping moment is caught on camera. You can clearly see the AMBULANCE with flashing emergency lights going through the intersection when it slams into the woman’s car. It happened Monday and the woman was taken to the hospital with only minor injuries. She was given a ticket for not giving the emergency vehicle the right of way.
TASER THAT BAD GUY 2005
DASHCAM CATCHES A SUSPECT BEING TASERED BY FLORIDA POLICE. ON A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP, THE MAN TAKES OFF AND LEADS POLICE ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE. ONCE THE STOP STICKS HALT THE CHASE, THE MAN GETS OUT AND TAKES OFF ON FOOT....AND THAT'S WHEN COPS HAD ENOUGH AND SHOT HIM WITH A TASER. THE SUSPECT CAN BE SEEN IMMEDIATELY DROPPING TO THE GROUND. HE WAS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY.
GOODY ROBBER CHASE 2002
POLICE IN FLORIDA GET A CALL OF A MUSIC STORE ROBBERY AND GET THE LOCATION OF WHERE THE SUSPECT IS HEADING. THEY QUICKLY TRACK DOWN THE RED DODGE AND AFTER A QUICK CHASE, THE CAR WRECKS ITSELF OUT SPINNING AND FLIPPING OVER SEVERAL TIMES. CASE CLOSED. THE SUSPECTS IN THE RED VAN ALL SURVIVED AND WERE LATER ARRESTED AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE HOSPITALS.
FLORIDA DASHCAM SHOOTOUT (2007)
OFFICER RESPONDING TO A HOTEL BURGLARY CALL PULL OVER A VEHICLE MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ROBBERY SUSPECT. AS THE CAR PULLS OVER, A PASSENGER IN THE CAR STARTS OPENING FIRE ON THE OFFICERS. OFFICER MIKE LAVOIE, AN EX-SWAT TEAM TROOPER, RETURNS FIRE ON THE PASSENGER AS THE DRIVER BAILS OUT AND RUNS ON FOOT. HE IS QUICKLY TACKLED BY BYSTANDER MIKE SOLITRO AND HIS SON WHO WERE EYE WITNESSES TO THE WHOLE INCIDENT. THE DRIVER JOSHUA LOPEZ WAS A HOSTAGE IN THE SITUATION AND THE PASSENGER FRANKLIN ORTIZ-CASTRO WAS TAKEN THE HOSPITAL TO BE TREATED FOR GUNSHOT WOUNDS.
MURDER SUSPECT CHASE
A man wanted for questioning in the homicide of a woman leads Florida cops on a high speed chase. Stephen Ray Stickles was spotted by cops on patrol after a store merchant called them when the suspect tried to pass a forged check. Owners of the store recognized the name on the checks and knew they were stolen. 53-year old Diane Elliot had been missing from work all day and when police forced entry into her home to check on her welfare they found her dead. When police attempt to pull over the suspect, he leads them on a short high speed chase and then attempts to flee on foot. Minutes later that cops had Stickles in custody.
PIT HIM ON THE RAMP BOYS! 2000
POLICE IN LAKE MARY, FLORIDA ON HOT ON THE TAIL OF A SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT. WHEN THE SUSPECT LOOKS TO GET AWAY ON AN OFF RAMP AND GET ONTO ANOTHER FREEWAY POLICE KNOW THEY HAVE TO END THINGS BEFORE MORE LIVES ARE PUT IN JEOPARDY. THEY ENACT A PERFECT PIT MANEUVER TO TRY AND END THIS CHASE. SUSPECT GOES SPINNING AROUND ON CAMERA BUT ENDS UP DRIVING AWAY FOR A SHORT WHILE BEFORE ALL THE COPS INVOLVED IN THE CHASE ARE ABLE TO SURROUND HIM. GREAT VIDEO!
White Car High Speed Chase (11/01/1999)
High speed chase caught on tape ends when police finally ram suspect's car, but suspect flees the scene.
COP’S BUCK IT LIST! (2013)
A section of Interstate 75 looked like a rodeo Saturday as a loose bull knocked over an Alachua County, FLORIDA deputy and chased a trooper onto the hood of a cruiser. Dashcam video from a cruiser shows the bull running down Sgt. Richard LaLonde in the middle of the road. "Some bruised ribs, a bruised elbow, and a bruised knee and nothing too serious," said LaLonde of his injuries. LaLonde has been an Alachua County deputy for 16 years. He even grew up in a rural area, but his experience around loose livestock has been limited. Deputies were responding to a crash but didn't know that a livestock trailer involved in the crash was ripped open. "I knew when he fell. When he looked around, he wasn't happy," said LaLonde. Video from another dashcam shows Trooper Matt Simmons diving over the hood of his cruiser to avoid the bull. Luckily for LaLonde, the bull didn't have horns. "He actually hit me in my left hip. If he had horns, he would have hit me in the mid-area," said LaLonde. Eventually, the bull ran off the interstate and deputies put it down with several gunshots. LaLonde says it was so close to an exit with restaurants and people, and they couldn't risk the bull hurting anyone else. "I can check rodeo clown off my bucket list," said LaLonde.
CARJACKER’S CHASE END IN CRASH, SHOOTING 2009
Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials have identified the man who was shot by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper as 32-year-old Carlos Javier Perez Alonso. The trooper shot Perez Alonso after he carjacked a Sebastian resident Kerrie Johnson at a Hess gas station on Okeechobee Road in Fort Pierce at about 3 p.m., running over her leg in the process, authorities said. Perez Alonso then fled to Interstate 95, where Fort Pierce police chased him as he sped north, police said. After crossing into Indian River County, he pulled into the median and ran off on foot. It was then that the trooper shot him in the stomach area, said Richard Piccininni, lead agent in charge of the FDLE field office in Fort Pierce. At the time, Perez Alonso was armed with two knives and what appeared to be a gun, Piccininni said. Officials are checking whether the gun was real, Piccininni said. Perez Alonso was flown to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne where he died. Piccininni said Perez Alonso had lived in Texas and Miami-Dade County, and most recently in Fort Pierce. Authorities have not yet released the name of the trooper, who is on administrative leave as part of the FHP protocol for whenever a trooper is involved in a shooting, FHP spokesman Lt. Tim Frith said. FDLE is investigating to determine whether the trooper used excessive force during the incident. Piccininni said the investigation could take about a month. Johnson, 27, was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for treatment.
NAKED RAN THE JOGGER 2010
An 18-year-old man, ZAK ANTHONY KING, faces a number of charges today after West Melbourne police found him jogging naked wearing only swimming goggles next to a busy roadway. “He was jogging buck-naked and didn’t even have on shoes. We suspect he was under the influence ... he was a little incoherent,” said Cmdr. Steve Wilkinson, spokesman for the West Melbourne Police Department. “He was also very nice and apologetic for our inconvenience.” The unidentified man, who officers had to subdue with a Taser, was seen sprinting at about 7 a.m. today near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Eber Road, officials reported. Police converged on the area and searched several neighborhood side streets for the nude man. “We found him but he refused to stop and ended up getting Tasered. We then took him to Wuesthoff Hospital in Melbourne,” Wilkinson said. Police took the man into custody for further questioning and worked to confirm his identity since he was not carrying a wallet. The man faces charges involving exposure of his sexual organs and resisting arrest.
MACHETE WIELDING GUY GETS GUNNED DOWN (2007)
Authorities have cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a man wielding a machete. Officer Raymond Spinosa was among the officers who responded to a 911 call Sept. 5 about a shirtless man with a machete seen walking near a park. When the officers arrived, Vladimir Bernal Niellas, 45, refused to put down the knife and charged at them, according to police reports. Spinosa shot the man, killing him. "The facts are not in dispute," Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer wrote in a letter to West Palm Beach Police Chief Delsa Bush, closing the review. "When challenged by the officers to drop the machete, Niellas, though confronted by three police officers, charged at Spinosa," Krischer wrote.
ANIMAL HATING DRUGGY 2002
POLICE STOP A SPEEDER AND FIND THE DRIVER HAS AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY. WHAT’S MORE AFTER COPS NAB HIM AND SEARCH THE CAR THEY ALSO FIND DRUGS IN THE CAR AND HIS BUDDY IS ARRESTED TOO.
GUY MASTURBATES IN FRONT OF COP DUI
A MAN MAINTAINS THAT HE WASN'T THE DRIVER AND THAT THE COP IS BUSTING HIS BALLS. HE IS SO DRUNK THAT HE LAYS ON THE FLOOR AND PULLS OUT HIS PENIS AND STARTS PLAYING WITH HIMSELF.
KIA CHASE AFTER ROBBERY ENDS IN CRASH 2009
A grand jury this week criticized the Bradford County Sheriff's Office for endangering the public during a deadly car chase in February because it had no policy in force on when and how to enter into a high-speed chase. VEHICLE PURSUIT POLICY The sheriff recently adopted a car-chase policy but said the policy provides guidelines, not absolute rules. Robbery suspect James Lester Estes, 46, of Fairbanks died at the end of the chase on Feb. 3 when he was shot in the head and crashed the sport utility vehicle he had been driving after crossing into Alachua County. The Bradford County grand jury - like an Alachua County grand jury before it - ruled that the actions of the officers chasing Estes were lawful. In its presentment, the Bradford County grand jury said, "We discourage such a chase and use of deadly force unless absolutely necessary." The grand jury went on to write: "The circumstances involved in this incident put innocent people in harm's way, in part because there were no effective policies regarding pursuit situations in force at the Bradford County Sheriff's Office at the time." Estes, a suspect in a robbery at a Bradford County convenience store earlier that day, led law enforcement officers in the chase from Bradford County to County Road 225 and County Road 1475 in northern Alachua County. During the pursuit, Estes led officers through Starke and onto U.S. 301. Speeds at the time reached about 80 mph. Efforts to stop Estes by using techniques such as stop sticks - to deflate the tires on his car - failed because he unexpectedly turned onto side roads during the chase. Shots were fired at Estes both on U.S. 301 and shortly before he crashed in Alachua County. State Attorney Bill Cervone said Estes was hit by one bullet in the back of the head, causing him to lose control of the SUV he was driving and crash. Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith and Capt. Eddie Boatwright both fired at Estes or his vehicle during the pursuit. Smith previously said he fired when he was trying to direct traffic away from Estes' route on CR 229 and the man "made the move to come directly at me." Boatwright was riding with another officer and shot at Estes and his vehicle on U.S. 301 in Bradford County and just before Estes crashed in Alachua County. Smith, who had been in office about 20 days when the shooting occurred, said a pursuit policy adopted by the previous sheriff's administration in August apparently had not been widely distributed and was found on a CD on a lieutenant's desk. Former Bradford Sheriff Bob Milner disputed Smith's recollection. On Wednesday afternoon, Milner told The Sun he had put a policy into place when he first took office in January 1993 and that the policy was continually reviewed and updated like other policies at the agency. The car-chase policy that's now in place for the Bradford Sheriff's Office is similar to the policy at the Alachua County Sheriff's Office as well as policies at several other law enforcement agencies across North Central Florida. The grand jury noted that Smith recently had put a pursuit policy in place and urged the sheriff and his deputies to remember that the key to responding to similar future events "is the exercise of good judgment in following policy." Smith said his nine-page pursuit policy, which took effect April 22, is part of the ongoing training and education in which his staff participates. However, the sheriff said the policy is only a guideline. "Policies are guidelines, not laws," Smith said. "There are always reasons to justify going outside of the guidelines." For example, the recently adopted guidelines state, "Caravaning of vehicles during a pursuit situation is prohibited," and, "A pursuit will normally involve no more than two vehicles." In a 17-minute video of the chase and subsequent crash, at least seven law enforcement vehicles are seen pursuing Estes. The video was provided to The Sun by the State Attorney's Office in response to a public records request. The current policy also prohibits shooting at a moving vehicle, except when authorized by a captain or higher authority and when all other means have been exhausted and the suspect poses a threat if not stopped. Smith said that in the Estes case, the pursuit tactics, including the shooting, were justifiable because deputies did not know whether Estes was armed and because he allegedly had tried to run into at least one law enforcement officer and then refused to pull over when deputies were following him with their lights and sirens activated. After Estes' death, his sister Jacki Crews said her brother had left a note indicating he didn't want to be a burden and was upset about developments in a court case involving a relative. The charges in that case, in which his relative was a victim, had been reduced or dropped. A self-employed carpet installer, Estes also was dealing with financial issues, family members said. Alachua County sheriff's deputies had indicated Estes was a suspect in another convenience store robbery similar to the Bradford County case. No weapon was displayed in either case. Estes' sister said she did not believe her brother was trying to hurt anyone else but "was trying to escape a world that he could not simply cope in anymore."
CRAZY TOW TRUCK 2008
OCALA - Ocala police tried to pull over an Ocala man driving a tow truck Monday morning to question him about a sex crime reportedly committed earlier in the day. Ten minutes and nine miles later, the driver faced several unrelated felony charges. Bret A. Wass, 28, driving the tow truck and pulling a sports utility vehicle, led police officers and Marion County sheriff's deputies on a 9-mile chase through Ocala just after 9 a.m, according to police reports. Wass raced the tow truck from State Road 200 and 17th Street to County Road 475 where, after almost striking a sheriff's deputy, the vehicle slammed into a tree at the entrance to the Brookstone subdivision, the report said. "We recognized his vehicle and wanted to question him," said Ocala police spokesman Sgt. Lou Biondi. "We tried to do a traffic stop, but he didn't stop." Biondi said Wass was a suspect in a sexual assault case that occurred around 8 a.m. Monday morning. The victim told police what kind of vehicle the suspect was driving. During the chase, officers said Wass was traveling at speeds up to 60 mph. Marion County Sheriff Sgt. Jeff Gold responded to the chase and got ahead of Wass on County Road 475 to lay down stop sticks. He then came face to face with Wass, who allegedly turned to miss the spike strips and reportedly barreled straight toward him. "They were coming up northbound on 475 and I looked straight at him," Gold said. "I saw him look right at me and cut the wheel." Gold dove out of the path of Wass, who slammed into Gold's car before running into a tree. "There's no doubt in my mind he was intentionally aiming at me, I mean, he missed me by inches," Gold said. "I've been doing this for about 18 years now, but I have never been more scared for my life. "It was a mighty big vehicle to have running down on you." Wass suffered multiple injuries in the crash and was taken under police escort to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Biondi said he will be charged with felony fleeing and eluding, attempted murder and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. The investigation into the sexual assault case is ongoing.
TASERING ALMOST SPARKS RIOT 2009
Police in Lake Wales, Florida are investigating a traffic stop that nearly ended in a riot. Dozens of neighborhood residents swarmed police as they worked to take three suspects into custody during the stop. Multiple cameras, including the dashboard units mounted in patrol cars and others on one police officer's TASER captured the melee. Two of the three suspects were able to escape because of the crowd's actions. A number of citizen complaints were filed with the department after the incident, Assistant Chief Chris Velasquez said Monday. Coupled with a use of force by officers, that automatically starts an administrative review. "The biggest goal right now is to get any and all evidence that is out there," Velasquez said. "That means any and all video or photographs circulating around. "There were a lot of emotions out there and it led to a very dangerous situation for the public and for the police officers," he added. Velasquez said rumors circulated through the community that police had shot someone and that drew a larger, more belligerent crowd.
DRUNK FALLS FLAT
AFTER DOWNING AN ENTIRE CASE OF BEER (24 CANS FOR THOSE COUNTING), THIS MAN LED POLICE ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE. AFTER SEEING SUSPECT MICHAEL NEVELS SWERVING IN AND OUT OF LANES, THE CHASE WAS ON AS POLICE BEGAN THEIR PURSUIT. NEVELS CAN BE SEEN ON POLICE DASHCAM SMASHING INTO ROAD SIGNS AND WOODEN FENCES. BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP HIM. HE MADE U-TURNS TO GET AWAY AND THEN AIMED HIS CAR AT A POLICE CRUISER. THE COP AND HIS PREY HIT HEAD ON AND NEVELS BACKED HIS CAR UP TO GO FOR ANOTHER DIRECT HIT...BUT THAT'S WHEN ANOTHER OFFICER INTERVENED AND PUSHED NEVEL'S CAR OUT OF THE WAY FROM THE SIDE. WHEN NEVELS TRIED TO ESCAPE STILL, OFFICERS OPENED FIRE ON HIM AS HE LED POLICE ON ANOTHER SHORT LIVED CHASE UNTIL HE FINALLY GOT OUT AND MADE A RUN FOR IT. HE WAS QUICKLY APPREHENDED.
STEALING CAR AND GAS 2002
THREE JUVIES HAVE STOLEN A CAR IN FLORIDA AND THEY HAVE FUN DRIVING ALL THE WAY TO GEORGIA AND STEALING GAS ALONG THE WAY. AFTER SOME HARROWING DRIVING THROUGH INTERSECTIONS AND MEDIANS AND EVEN GOING THE WRONG WAY DOWN A HIGHWAY, THE KIDS CRASH THROUGH A FENCE AND LAND ON AN INTERSTATE. ALL THE JUVENILES ARE CAUGHT AND ARRESTED AFTER A SHIRT FOOT PURSUIT.