When it comes to having a baby, there's a lot you have to worry about. Whether or not you'll get to the hospital on time is one. And dad-to-be panicking is another. Add getting to the hospital and dad-to-be panicking together and it can be a recipe for disaster! One man found himself on the wrong end of the law while racing to the hospital to see the birth of his child. The hitch? Mom was already in an ambulance. But that didn't stop dad from careening down the highway like he was in a remake of Smokey and the Bandit. And you won't believe how much law it took to finally get new dad to pull over!
It all started when a cop noticed a man speeding and zigzagging across freeway lanes in San Diego. The officer flashed his lights and tried to pull the car over, but Smokey just kept smokin' down the highway, refusing to slow down.
So the officer called for backup. More cop cars showed up and tried to pull him over to no avail, so a police helicopter was added to the mix. Starting to sound like a scene from Goodfellas.
Finally, police got ahead of the speeding car and set up a spike strip along the highway. Not an easy thing to do since you've got to catch your man but not spike every other car traveling on the road.
But it worked and the guy's tires were blown out. Cops descended with guns drawn. When he got out of the car, he admitted he had seen the cops and decided to ignore them. But he had an interesting excuse for his reckless driving.
His wife was in an ambulance on the way to the hospital and he wanted to be on time for the birth! Police were able to check and make sure his story was true. He wasn't charged, but could be later.
Hey, I admire his dedication to seeing his baby born, but really, dude? You had to endanger not only everyone else on the highway, and the cops, but yourself too?
Here's a clue, Smokey: Your wife needs you now. So does your baby. They don't need you dead. They don't need you in jail for killing or injuring someone else. Not to mention you could have pulled over and explained the situation and probably got a police escort.
Now you're a dad. You have a little person depending on you being alive.
Slow the hell down, bro.
Did your husband drive like a maniac on the way to the hospital?
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