And the award for the most original attempt to lose the cops goes to Troy Procket. This 37-year old man was on the run for the police in the American state Massachussets after a single car accident last Monday. When state trooper Michael McCammon found the suspect he was hiding in a tree, pretending to be an owl. Unfortunately for Procket he didn’t get any credits for his creativity. Since this was the 3rd time he was caught driving drunk, his drivers license was suspended for five years. Despite the fact that he didn’t want to do a breathalyzer test.
McCammon was driving his patrol car on the I-290 when he witnessed Prockett driving his car in a snowbank, causing several other cars to brake. Prockett wanted to start the car up again, so McCammon was getting ready for the chase and turned his police lights on. As Prockett fled into the woods, the state trooper checked out the trashed car and smelled alcohol. He then called on some colleagues for a search party. After an hour they found Prockett hiding in a tree.
When asked to come down according to McCammon Prockett asked if the police caught the guy who was driving the car and climbed even higher. When he got almost 10 meters high he stranged strategies and said he was an owl. The police had to use a bucket truck to get this strange bird out of it’s nest. Prockett claimed that the driver of his car carried him on his back into the woods and that he was an owl. Even though he refused to take a breathalyzer test, he still got busted for drunken driving. Probably he is now the first bird ever with a suspended drivers license.
My summer of 2009: crashinga car, a panic attack and drunk fire fighters (personal drunk story)