Sunday, November 06, 2005
I Have Only Arrested One Time Traveler...
The above 10-344 form was written by me after I arrested a time traveler from 1843. That'll teach him to mess with MY century.
I have only met one time traveler in my life and I arrested him. He led a high speed pursuit from Tybee Island, GA into my park on a calm day. The Tybee officer had put the blue lights on and this guy took off on a run down US 80 which is all causeway and saltmarsh with no turnoffs except for my park entrance.
So of course he chose it.
He blew past the tiny entrance fee booth with the Tybee officer right behind him. The college student in the booth called me on the radio and breathlessly told me they were heading my way.
This guy jumped out of his car and ran like a rabbit, through the fort and out a window into the moat. Once he swam across the moat, there were brushy fields and then woods and salt marsh.
You can get the gist of the chase from the case incident report, but the reason for the post is what the guy kept yelling as I cuffed him.
"You don't understand, you don't understand ...I'm not from your time. I'm from 1843...1843! Please don't arrest me, I have to get back!"
Ratchety click, click sound.
"Well, you're gonna be late bud, 'cause you're going to jail"
The Tybee officer was pumped with adrenaline after his high speed chase and still had his knee on this guys back...he was pushing pretty hard and giving the "traveler" a hard time.
"He's cuffed, we can let him up now".
Tybee reluctantly moved his knee and I rolled the guy up and helped him stand.
"You have the right to...blah, blah, blah. Can you walk?" That was probably a stupid question, he had just drove at high speed, ran through a fort, swam a moat, and led me on a run through the marshy woods. We walked back to the patrol car. He continued...
"Please let me go, I am not from your time...just let me go and I will be gone...I won't come back"
"Hey, don't forget you have the right to remain silent...we won't mind if you do."
The excitement was over, he went to jail, posted bail. When his court date came, I had to go testify.
Only, he didn't show.
I know...I was wondering the same thing...did he get back?
Posted by R.Powers at 12:18 AM