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“Nanny nanny boo boo”

chase.jpgAlexander Craig is a special kind of stupid.

Around 8:30 p.m. last Thursday he called 911. Apparently he told the operator, “I’m hammered…come get me.” Over the next two-and-a-half hours, he made about nine more calls to 911, continuing to taunt the cops for failing to catch him. In these later calls he gave them clues about where they could find, described his car, and even gave them his name.

“He said we need to try harder to find him. He said he couldn’t believe he hasn’t been caught yet,” [Sgt. Rob] Kelley said.

Craig eventually got fed up with what he perceived as the cops’ idiocy, so he made it even easier for them, pulling up in front of several squad cars, and then zipping off again. This turned into a healthy car chase, which only ended when his car broke down after it started leaking fluid.

Craig is now facing charges of DUI, vehicular eluding and resisting arrest. Sergeant Kelley added: “For somebody to call us - that’s a first in 20 years I’m aware of.”

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That guy is the Zodiac of Drunk Drivers.

Well, except for the getting caught part.

I've never had the urge to meet or shake the hand of a soon-to-be-convicted criminal before, but this guy sounds like a champion. Was the tazer completely necessary? I think he could have been put down after losing a challenge to an Indian leg wrestle.