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Stromlo police runner left his girlfriend behind

By 9 February 2013 11

ACT Policing is seeking to confirm the identity of the driver who fled in his vehicle into bushland off Uriarra Rd, near Stromlo early this morning, became stuck, then abandoned his car and his female passenger.

Around 12.53am today (Saturday, February 9), police observed a maroon Toyota LandCruiser 4WD wagon disobey a red light in Phillip.

Police activated warning lights and siren and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver failed to comply, and completed a U-turn across the median strip on Melrose Drive.

The driver then turned onto Hindmarsh Drive toward Duffy, and continued to flee from police at speeds of up to 135km/h. On reaching Uriarra Rd at Stromlo, the driver of the Toyota rammed open a locked fire trail gate with the front of his vehicle and proceeded up the trail, where the vehicle struck another steel gate. Some 400 metres further on, the driver attempted to do a U-turn and became stuck.

The driver abandoned his car and ran into the bush. A Police K9 team was deployed to the area but the driver has not yet been located. The female passenger in the Toyota was conveyed to Woden Police Station and later released without charge.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen a male walking in the outer Stromlo area, or Uriarra Rd, or may have picked up a male hitchhiker in the early hours of this morning in that area, to assist with enquiries by providing details to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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11 Responses to Stromlo police runner left his girlfriend behind
#1
Mr Evil10:28 am, 09 Feb 13

Can’t the Police just ask the tart who was in the vehicle with him who he is?

#2
Duffbowl11:05 am, 09 Feb 13

Mr Evil said :

Can’t the Police just ask the tart who was in the vehicle with him who he is?

How to get around this, and not be seen to overtly be hindering police…

How do you know the driver?
“Never saw him before in my life. I just got a lift from the bloke. I was walking along the road, and he asked if I needed a lift”

Can you give a description of him?
“It was dark and I didn’t get a good look at him. However, I think he was…” gives a vague description of someone that *could* match a description given by pursuing police *if* they got a look at him.

Why didn’t you try and exit the vehicle?
“Once the chase started, I yelled at him to stop. He’d locked the doors and I couldn’t get out. I was frozen with terror.”

Intersperse it with crying, comments like “I don’t know what else to tell you”, “I shouldn’t have gotten in”, etc.

#3
Mr Evil11:35 am, 09 Feb 13

Duffbowl said :

Mr Evil said :

Can’t the Police just ask the tart who was in the vehicle with him who he is?

How to get around this, and not be seen to overtly be hindering police…

How do you know the driver?
“Never saw him before in my life. I just got a lift from the bloke. I was walking along the road, and he asked if I needed a lift”

Can you give a description of him?
“It was dark and I didn’t get a good look at him. However, I think he was…” gives a vague description of someone that *could* match a description given by pursuing police *if* they got a look at him.

Why didn’t you try and exit the vehicle?
“Once the chase started, I yelled at him to stop. He’d locked the doors and I couldn’t get out. I was frozen with terror.”

Intersperse it with crying, comments like “I don’t know what else to tell you”, “I shouldn’t have gotten in”, etc.

Nothing that water-boarding and/or a car battery and some jumper leads wouldn’t solve. :-)

#4
Alderney11:43 am, 09 Feb 13

Duffbowl said :

Mr Evil said :

Can’t the Police just ask the tart who was in the vehicle with him who he is?

How to get around this, and not be seen to overtly be hindering police…

How do you know the driver?
“Never saw him before in my life. I just got a lift from the bloke. I was walking along the road, and he asked if I needed a lift”

Can you give a description of him?
“It was dark and I didn’t get a good look at him. However, I think he was…” gives a vague description of someone that *could* match a description given by pursuing police *if* they got a look at him.

Why didn’t you try and exit the vehicle?
“Once the chase started, I yelled at him to stop. He’d locked the doors and I couldn’t get out. I was frozen with terror.”

Intersperse it with crying, comments like “I don’t know what else to tell you”, “I shouldn’t have gotten in”, etc.

So the cops then add kidnapping and a myriad of back up charges to the charge sheet when they catch up to him.

Good thinking young lass.

#5
bundah11:45 am, 09 Feb 13

Yet another absolute farktard.Perhaps we should insist that he remain in the forest where he belongs.

#6
dpm12:47 pm, 09 Feb 13

Perhaps they should have gone around to the car owner’s house and checked if he/she was home? Or see if the girl knows the owner… I’m sure it won’t be too hard to piece together!

#7
How_Canberran1:50 pm, 09 Feb 13

Nothing that water-boarding and/or a car battery and some jumper leads wouldn’t solve. :-)

Aaaaah, we have progressed from the simple phone book!

#8
Mr Evil1:55 pm, 09 Feb 13

How_Canberran said :

Nothing that water-boarding and/or a car battery and some jumper leads wouldn’t solve. :-)

Aaaaah, we have progressed from the simple phone book!

Phonebook are very hard to comeby nowadays – Telstra only prints about 20 copies for each city now.

#9
Pork Hunt4:42 pm, 09 Feb 13

Mr Evil said :

How_Canberran said :

Nothing that water-boarding and/or a car battery and some jumper leads wouldn’t solve. :-)

Aaaaah, we have progressed from the simple phone book!

Phonebook are very hard to comeby nowadays – Telstra only prints about 20 copies for each city now.

And let me guess, using an out of date one is not admissible evidence in court…

#10
Duffbowl6:07 pm, 09 Feb 13

Alderney said :

Duffbowl said :

Mr Evil said :

Can’t the Police just ask the tart who was in the vehicle with him who he is?

How to get around this, and not be seen to overtly be hindering police…

How do you know the driver?
“Never saw him before in my life. I just got a lift from the bloke. I was walking along the road, and he asked if I needed a lift”

Can you give a description of him?
“It was dark and I didn’t get a good look at him. However, I think he was…” gives a vague description of someone that *could* match a description given by pursuing police *if* they got a look at him.

Why didn’t you try and exit the vehicle?
“Once the chase started, I yelled at him to stop. He’d locked the doors and I couldn’t get out. I was frozen with terror.”

Intersperse it with crying, comments like “I don’t know what else to tell you”, “I shouldn’t have gotten in”, etc.

So the cops then add kidnapping and a myriad of back up charges to the charge sheet when they catch up to him.

Good thinking young lass.

Not quite. It becomes he said, she said. Goes to court, story changes slightly, picked up by lawyer/s, she recants just enough of her statements (“Maybe the doors weren’t locked. I panicked, and couldn’t do anything”). Breaks down in court, and has an anxiety attack. Overnight or two at TCH, and becomes unfit possibly.

Either way, we know when he has his day in court, it will be a case of his having a poor childhood, never known right from wrong, if only he had the opportunity to show the community that he was truly contrite and now understood what he did was wrong. A moment of panic, blah blah blah.

#11
steveu8:10 pm, 09 Feb 13

Duffbowl said :

Not quite. It becomes he said, she said. Goes to court, story changes slightly, picked up by lawyer/s, she recants just enough of her statements (“Maybe the doors weren’t locked. I panicked, and couldn’t do anything”). Breaks down in court, and has an anxiety attack. Overnight or two at TCH, and becomes unfit possibly.

Either way, we know when he has his day in court, it will be a case of his having a poor childhood, never known right from wrong, if only he had the opportunity to show the community that he was truly contrite and now understood what he did was wrong. A moment of panic, blah blah blah.

I think you are spot on he, though you haven’t emphasised her putting on the water works bit. I would be surprised that she gets asked anything given that she would be crying etc. Sent home with some Kleenex, and a follow up call the next morning to see is she is ok. Perhaps tax payer funded counsellors as well.

And as for the fella, you are on the mark there too.

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