Eureka Man Arrested for Low-Speed, Pointless Pursuit; The Last Chase He Led Officers on He Tossed Pitchforks…
Our sister site the Mendocino Voice tells a story about a Eureka man, Jesus Alcazar Garcia, allelgedly leading officers on an odd car chase that involved erratic driving, a spike strip, and obscene gestures. They wrote,
Yesterday at about 4:30pm CHP dispatch advised officers to be on the lookout for a silver Toyota Tacoma, driving erratically southbound from Willits on Hwy. 101. One Officer Lewis of the CHP located the vehicle north of the intersection with Ridgewood Rd. (the turn off for the Golden Rule R.V. Park). Lewis saw that the vehicle was indeed driving erratically and tried to initiate a traffic stop. At this point the driver, Jesus Garcia of Eureka, allegedly refused to stop, made obscene gestures, but apparently didn’t speed up. He continued to drive at regular speeds. As Officer Adams explained, “Wasn’t a high speed pursuit, he was just cruising.”
You should read the rest of the strange story at the Mendocino Voice (It’s an odd one).
But what makes the story even odder is that in 2011 a Eureka man with the same name and age (presumably the same guy) led officers in the Ukiah area on a high speed chase while throwing pitchforks… You can read the story of that crazy chase here.