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Published: Saturday, June 11 2011 6:06 p.m. MDT

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DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

I assume at no point in this 9 mile "pursuit" did Grandma think to call 911 and tell the operator that she was being chased by someone.

Lasvegaspam
Henderson, NV

Delta - What, it's not enough that she snapped this photo?

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

I think there is a good point to made here. If she knew she was being followed, pulling over at all is a safety risk. If someone is following you she should have called the police, end of story.

Realize that making claims that people should call 9-11 aren't the same as justifying the guy who followed her. I think she should have called, but I do not justify his actions whatsoever.

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On a side note... this gives me an idea. What if we could register an email address with the DMV or something and if people complained about our License plate number, we would get notified of the complaint. I'm sure there are plausible good things to this and plenty of horrible things that people would say make it not be a possible good thing... I'm just saying it's an idea and one I haven't considered. (I only thought of it as a means of reducing the number of 'I'll follow you cause you can't get away it that' kind of road-rage incidents that take place.

Just a thought

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Delta

I'm glad she didn't distract herself by phoning - she already had enough to deal with while driving and watching out for this character's antics

ipr
Spanish Fork, UT

This reminds me of a time when I was followed by an irate motorist who was honking and flashing his lights. I did not have my phone on me, and I realized that driving home was not an option. I decided to drive to the police department, all the while being followed by the irate motorist. When I got close to the police, he was suddenly gone .... problem solved.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: DeltaFoxtrot | 7:08 p.m. June 11, 2011
"I assume at no point in this 9 mile "pursuit" did Grandma think to call 911"

There are those among us who think cell phones have some mysterious power to save our lives ..... assuming of course we don't get placed on hold because someone else has called to complained about the neighbor's cat, barking dog, or flat tire they need an officer to fix.

This dude is lucky granny only pointed a camera at him. If she'd shot him most juries here would want to award her with a medal.

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