this has nothing to do with the Marine corps, BUT i just thought i would share.
as most of you probably don't know- i live in a little town called southport RIGHT outside of panama city, florida. nothing happens in southport, and the only "crazy" things that happen in panama city, happen during spring break lol, if you've heard. anyways- i was driving back home from class this morning and i am about 5 minutes away from home and i'm stuck in crazy traffic. i then notice the helicopters circling the area and A LOT of cops parked at a nearby gas station. some people got out of their vehicles and i asked one guy that was walking by what happend, he told me there was a high speed chase. and i'm guessing they caught the guy?? it's just kind of BIG in a small town. but i just thought i'd share that little part of my day with whoever reads this.
thought it was interesting. and i am bored now.
so i looked up the story on the panama city newspaper website and here it is- it's short. but at least i kind of understand what's going on a few blocks from my house...
Deputies in standoff with armed motorist Comments 0 | Recommend 0 April 30, 2009 02:24:00 PM NEWS HERALD STAFF REPORT
Several deputies and supervisors with the Bay County Sheriff's Office are now in negotiations with a man who is armed in a car that crashed in a ditch off County 2321 near Kindswood Road.
The wreck ended a chase that began in the area of East Avenue and U.S. 231. Traffic is blocked outside the area.
The sheriff's helicopter is monitoring the scene from overhead. Sheriff Frank McKeithen is on the scene.
The man is said to have held the gun to his own head during the chase, according to reports.
Check back soon for updates as information is available.
A News Herald reporter and photographer are on scene and further reports, including video and photos, will be posted soon.