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ganchan 04-14-13 05:45 PM

Cyclist attempts to outrace police
 
Don't blow through a stop sign in Austin:

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/c...-austin/nXL4f/

The phrase "low-speed chase" cracks me up for some reason....

Wilfred Laurier 04-14-13 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ganchan (Post 15510177)
The phrase "low-speed chase" cracks me up for some reason....

probably because a low speed chase is not a chase
it is following

gecho 04-14-13 09:09 PM

This guy knows how to run from the cops!


StephenH 04-14-13 09:20 PM

Seems like I've seen comments to the effect that the video above is a fake- not actually a cyclist in the original video or something like that.

CB HI 04-14-13 09:57 PM

So the cops got lucky while profiling cyclist as bad people and snagged a druggie/dealer on a bike. Not mention the guy made it easy on them by taking off and giving the cops probable cause to arrest and search him.

hueyhoolihan 04-14-13 10:20 PM

got run down busted for dope too. must not have been the "lance" type of dope. :)

loneviking61 04-14-13 10:44 PM

Not much of a chase. The guy didn't seem to know what he was doing or where to go.

hamster 04-15-13 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by StephenH (Post 15510902)
Seems like I've seen comments to the effect that the video above is a fake- not actually a cyclist in the original video or something like that.

There is another video on youtube that shows the same chase but with a car instead of the cyclist. (The car does not make it.)

The site of the accident is northbound I-5 in California just before Gorman off-ramp. The freeway is uphill in that spot. You can estimate the speed of the "cyclist" by counting lane markings in the first few seconds of the video. I got somewhere around 50 to 60 mph.

Can't find the accident in news archives but it's a fairly old video, 2007 or older.

Wilfred Laurier 04-15-13 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by loneviking61 (Post 15511135)
Not much of a chase. The guy didn't seem to know what he was doing or where to go.

stupid druggie cyclist
if you know a neighborhood well
including alleys and shortcuts through yards and whatnot
and have a 2 second head start
you would have a chance of escaping

but to actually try to outrun the cops on a bike
while they are in cars
is moronic

StephenH 04-15-13 11:31 AM

If you got to pick the time and place when the cop was going to chase you, I would think you'd have a good chance. But just at some random time and place, not so much. Just like driving.

rydabent 04-15-13 12:05 PM

I was going to post what a waste of time for the cops. But after seeing that he had illegal drugs, more power to the cops. Dont put him in jail so the taxpayer have to feed him. Just give him a really big fine.

Zorba 04-15-13 12:53 PM

Its not that hard to outrun the cops - but its VERY hard to outrun radio!

rumrunn6 04-15-13 02:50 PM

I like that he got through the trucks but I don't like that he put others at risk.

gecho 04-15-13 05:58 PM

Yes the video is an obvious fake. Here is a video of the same chase, not the exact same angle so there must have been 2 helicopters chasing him. Interestingly not only is the cyclist fake, the police car is fake too. That car in the original video is the one being chased by the police.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Pt0YcXZ_Q

spectastic 04-16-13 09:26 AM

If you want to run from the cops on a bike, don't stay on the main road. It's not like I've done it before, but that's what I'd do. Hide behind a house, or somewhere to make him get out of his car, and then make a break for it. But it would totally suck if the cop calls it in for his buddies to identify you when they see you.

Damn I can't wait for GTA 5 to come out.

Keith99 04-18-13 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gecho (Post 15514264)
Yes the video is an obvious fake. Here is a video of the same chase, not the exact same angle so there must have been 2 helicopters chasing him. Interestingly not only is the cyclist fake, the police car is fake too. That car in the original video is the one being chased by the police.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Pt0YcXZ_Q

I thought the lead police car looked wrong. Now I know why.

It also explains the actions of the trucker, which made no sense with a bike.

agent pombero 04-18-13 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by rydabent (Post 15513073)
Dont put him in jail so the taxpayer have to feed him.

hey hey, it is the American way: get locked up: get your three squares AND medical care!

TOTAL CONTROL 04-18-13 11:18 PM

I've done it before. All one needs are a few back allies, & maybe an office building ot two to ride the elevator . Stair well down & poof! Your ghost...


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