Man Brags on Facebook About Fleeing Police; Jailarity Ensues
Lake Orion Man Brags on Facebook About Fleeing Police; Jailarity Ensues.
Criminals are not known for their intelligence, but this guy’s series of stupid decisions resulted in felony charges.
In the early morning hours of July 2nd, Lake Orion Police Officer Brian Martinez was sitting at a traffic light when he saw Michael T. Brown on a motorcycle about a block away, performing a “loud and aggressive brake torque.”
Officer Martinez stopped Brown, and got out of his car to contact him, and that’s when Brown took off. Brown fled on the motorcycle, driving recklessly until Officer Martinez gave up the pursuit.
On July 4th, the police department received a screenshot of a Facebook post made by Brown. In the post, Brown bragged about having fled from Lake Orion police. Brown’s post provided details that only the officer and suspect should know.
Brown wrote that as soon as he heard Officer Martinez’s car hit park, “I dropped into gear and disappeared,” speeding off at 140 MPH.
Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Nash told Detroit Free Press, “The single most dangerous thing most people will do every day is get behind the wheel of a car,” said Chief Narsh. “When someone flees from the police or drives in a willful and reckless manner, they put us all at risk.”
Brown turned himself in on July 26th and he was released on a $5,000 bond.
People on powerful motorcycles know that they may have a speed and maneuverability advantage over police vehicles, but these people are frequently seriously injured or killed when the run from police. The irresponsible motorcyclists make others look bad, as they continue to risk their lives and the lives of others on the road just to avoid a traffic ticket.
Hopefully Brown has finished with his reckless behavior, but you can’t fix stupid.