Saturday, January 25, 2014

(Don't) Help Me, I'm Cold!

There was a high speed chase in Decatur.   Shots were fired at police.   The silly guy jumped out of his car and climbed under the bridge in below-freezing temperatures.   He's still there, and the sun has been up for hours.

It didn't take long, I imagine, before he realized he couldn't feel his fingers or his toes.  I don't see this ending well for Mr. DumbColdGuy.   I don't believe there's any restrooms are on the pillars underneath the bridge.   He just may be a little uncomfortable.

Read story on WHNT or WAFF.

WHNT News 19 crews on the scene of a standoff at the Highway 31 Bridge over the Tennessee River have visual confirmation that law enforcement officers have a man in custody.    The standoff lasted several hours, possibly starting as early as 4:00 AM Saturday.

Lt. John Crouch of the Decatur Police Department told WHNT News 19 that the man’s name is James Hubert.  Crouch said Hubert was spotted by law enforcement at an apartment complex in Madison County Friday night.   Crouch said when law enforcement tried to stop him, he took off and started the pursuit.  He drove through several gates at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and wound up going west in the east bound lanes of Interstate 565.  Crouch said when Hubert got to the bridge, it was barricaded.  So, he climbed down the side to take shelter underneath.