Monday, January 29, 2007

Chasing Cars: Officer Shaq Reporting

I had to share this with you because really, once again Shaq is Superman. Seriously, is there anything this guy can't do besides hit a free throw? Hey Big Aristotle, how about just getting back on the court, staying healthy for at least two games in a row, and saving my mired in third place fantasy basketball team? Could you do that for a brotha? Here's the AP story, and a couple of cleverly related Mp3's...

MIAMI (AP) -- Shaquille O'Neal put his police skills to use early Sunday.
O'Neal, the Miami Heat's All-Star center and a reserve officer with the Miami Beach Police Department, followed a driver who allegedly crashed into his Cadillac Escalade and tried to flee the scene, the team said.

O'Neal and bodyguard Jerome Crawford followed the driver for about five minutes. When the driver, identified by The Miami Herald as 18-year-old Emmnueo Cibrin of Tampa, stopped near a gas station, O'Neal approached the car and summoned a nearby police officer.

Police did not release an incident report Sunday night. Miami-Dade Corrections officials said they had no record of anyone by Cibrin's name being booked on a criminal charge, and it was unclear if he was ticketed for any moving violations.

The incident happened around 4 a.m., shortly after the Heat got home from a Saturday game in Chicago. O'Neal was helping Crawford, a team security official, unload luggage outside Crawford's home in Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood when the accident occurred.
O'Neal, through the team, said Sunday night that he followed proper police protocol during the chase, including pursuing at a safe distance and speed. He contacted police officers along the way, he said.

O'Neal was sworn in as a reserve officer in 2005. He has long said he intends to pursue a career in law enforcement when he retires from basketball.

For Your Consideration:
R.E.M. - Superman Mp3
Sufjan Stevens - The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts Mp3
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars (Live From The Star Lounge 98.7 FM) Mp3

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