When you are armed, you have another option besides begging for help over 911.
What would you do if a vehicle was pursuing you, attempting to force you off the road, flashing a badge and purporting to be an officer, and actually made contact with your vehicle?
With apologies for the language—this is a real-life situation of total panic for two young ladies who met up with a crazy woman on California’s Highway 80.
[Editor’s note: Bob is not kidding. Though we want this blog to be generally family friendly as much as possible and safe for work, this is a real life situation where people used bad language in their panic.]
Talk to your young people about what to do in such a situation. NEVER pull over for an unmarked car in a rural location
I’m impressed with how calm and rational the passenger is—giving really good, on-the-fly counsel to the driver—until they reach the California Highway Patrol officer… and then she finally loses it.
Deirdre Orozco was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of false imprisonment, unlawful use of a badge, reckless driving, and resisting arrest. Since she resisted a true law enforcement officer, imagine what she might have done had the young ladies not made it to the officer’s location.
According to WPTV:
She was held in lieu of $250,000 bail and was due back in court Friday after pleading not guilty to multiple charges from two incidents days apart. A public defender was to be appointed to represent her.
Roseville police said Orozco also had been arrested three days earlier but was freed while prosecutors weighed charges from that incident.
Police say a woman identified as Orozco first hit a driver at a Roseville intersection, then continued on to a relative’s house. There she threw large rocks through a window while threatening the residents, said police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther.
Orozco is charged in that incident with assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, vandalism, reckless driving, and hit-and-run.
Another reason to be thankful for States that still recognize the Second Amendment. My guess is Ms. Orozco would have been more hesitant to pull this insanity around here in Tennessee.
“Ms. Orozco, meet Mr. Glock… now slowly get on the ground until an officer arrives, because I’m rightly fearing for my life right now, and my trigger-finger is shaking.”