Allen was just driving through town, minding his own business, when he stopped to get a burger. After the purchase, a police officer tried to pull him over because his high beams were activated. Allen was not about to forfeit a delicious burger, so he decided to flee.
A Louisiana motorist who last night led police on a “lengthy pursuit” before surrendering told cops that he did not initially stop his vehicle “because he wanted to eat his burger that he just purchased,” according to an arrest report.
A Monroe Police Department officer reported trying to pull over a 2006 Chevrolet Impala that had been traveling “with its high beams activated, which made it harder for me to see the roadway when approaching the vehicle.”
Lord knows I’m a sucker for burgers – Mrs. Earp says I always order them when we’re at a restaurant – but I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t lead cops on a high-speed chase over a burger. Well, maybe if it was from Whataburger.
But when the cop activated his lights and siren around 11:10 PM, the driver of the Impala did not stop. Instead, the vehicle “then lead officers on a lengthy pursuit reaching 60 MPH in a posted 25 MPH zone without stopping.” After going through “approximately 6 stop signs without making complete stops,” driver Allen Seaberry, 37, pulled up in front of his Monroe home around midnight and “exited the vehicle holding a hamburger.” (H/T – Mis. Hum.)
The police, thinking Allen was holding a juicy, delicious handgun, shot the suspect forty-seven times. Okay, I made that last part up.