Some Lunch Break Excitement

So it started off pretty normal. I left to go to Sears Optical (East Towne) to have a follow-up examination on my contact lenses so I could actually get my contact lens prescription. I also need to run by Wal-Mart to pick up a battery for my watch, so I do that too. Afterwards, I need to actually pick up lunch so I go to the Taco Bell that is right there. Here’s where the excitement begins.

So as I am getting to turn onto Loves Creek Rd. I hear a cop car and it comes speeding right in front of me. I thought it might have caught somebody speeding, but that thought got ruled out as I was waiting at the light to turn onto Millertown Pike when another cop car (an unmarked truck) comes speeding as he turns down the road. The excitement doesn’t stop here. The light turns green so I turn onto Millertown Pike, so I can head back to work. Well, when I get to Kinzel Way (the light by Wal-Mart), about 10-12 cop cars (about 5 of those were unmarked) turn into the Wal-Mart parking lot. About 20 seconds go by and a brown car (yeah, I know, very descriptive) comes squealing out of the light immediately followed by like some 15 something cop vehicles. The car lead them down Mall Road. I’m not sure what happened after that.

Finally we can safely move on down the road. At the next light, the lady that pulls up beside me opens her door (I had to roll down my window) and asks if I saw that man almost hit her car and kill her and her baby. I’m thinking, of course I saw that, but I just said yeah, craziness. Luckily he didn’t hit you or anybody else. He’s got enough cops on him, he should get caught.

Once that light turns green and I start making my way on the overpass, I see a cop kneeled down pointing something at the road. After all that commotion, I’m thinking this cop has her pistol read to open fire on that car. As I got closer, it became obvious that she wasn’t pointing a gun. It was just a radar. There were three cop cars on the on-ramp. As soon as I passed one, it turned its lights on and took off. So I thought to myself… well I’ve had to pull over several times to let the cops do their job, what’s another one gonna hurt. It ended up pulling over a dump truck. Down the road a little bit more was an 18 wheeler that was pulled over, so I guess there was 4 cars waiting to pull over vehicles. They must have been targeting commercial vehicles. All over the news this morning they were talking about how interstate speed limits (in and around Knox County)have been lowered to 65 mph for cars and 55 mph for commercial trucks.

Still kinda curious as to what all the commotion was about. Maybe they’ll have it on the 6:00 news tonight.