Idon't know what happened to me this weekend. But last night I didn't get to sleep. I didn't sleep until 10 am this morning.
So I ended up watching "Why I Ran" on A&E. The show is so old, apparently, that they don't even have a page for it. You can search their site to see when it comes on next, but there are no clips or anything of the show.
Anyway, the show is about the people who get into those high speed chases with the police. They tell why they ran, what was going through their minds at the time, and they see video of their chase.
People are so stupid.
I already knew this, but this show just...oh my lord.
One woman had 3 of her 5 children in the car. She ran because she knew she had some unpaid speeding tickets and figured that they had turned into warrants. She didn't want her kids to see her getting arrested. So she took them on an 80 mph chase with the kids telling her not to pull over and then ended up stopping and getting 2 years in jail away from the precious babies 'she would never put in danger'.
For some traffic violations.
Another show had a grandfather who knew he had some warrants, so when he was pulled over he gave his brother's name and SSN. Then he decided to run. Because he didn't want to go back to jail...
A different episode showed a man, 22 years old now, who had been a great student. He graduated HS at 16 and went to college for 2 years. He wanted to be a role model for his younger brother because their father had left. One day he steals a car & then picks up his brother for a joy ride. He was drunk. He totaled 3 cars. Went to jail for 9 months.
Um, this is just my opinion, but not wanting to go to jail does not mean you should run from the police. They will find you because, IMO, criminals are stoopid. So after they find you, you have all kinds of additional charges on top of whatever they had been going to give to you when they first turned on the siren.
You total some cars. You might kill someone. I'm sure you don't have insurance.
Now I have even more reason not to leave the house because I never know when some idjit is going to decide to run from "da po-po" and put my life in danger.
It's not going to change the way I live my life, but lordamercy. Every time I think I know how retarded people can be, I see another reality show that shows me "No, people are more retarded than you ever imagined."
Now playing: A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran via FoxyTunes