A couple of guys in Ottawa became vigilante heroes last Friday after chasing down a sexual assault suspect in a Porsche 997 twin turbo. Apparently the two guys (the passenger was Matt Spezza, brother of Senator’s Jason Spezza) were driving along when some hysterical girl jumped in front of the car and basically claimed that someone just tried to rape her. She pointed out the guy, who was still parked on the side of the road, waiting for the girl to calm down and get back in the car (good luck). When he realized these two had stopped to help her, he drove off in his Pontiac Wave. So the “Porsche police” told the girl, who was on the phone with 911, to get in the back of their car and the promptly starting chasing this guy down (Porsche 997 vs. Pontiac Wave), apparently reaching speeds of a buck seventy (over 100mph) throughout the streets of Ottawa. The chase ended when the Porsche police forced the guy to make the wrong move into a Mcdonalds drive thru, where the real police had set up a roadblock (it was very likely the cops were eating chicken nuggets at the time). The suspect was charged with… *deep breath* sexual assault, forcible confinement, uttering death threats, dangerous driving, impaired operation of a vehicle, and driving over the legal limit of intoxication.
So apparently the jury (aka the canadian public) are split on the Porsche police’s actions. Some say that the guys are heroes for chasing the suspect down which eventually led to his arrest, while others think they had no right to speed through the streets to get him. The cops are keeping their mouth’s shut on the situation, even leaving it out of the official press release, because the guys were on the phone with 911 at the time, and were not told to give up the chase. Sure, they could have easily just taken the guys licence plate and told the cops and let them deal with it, but where’s the fun in that? This was probably the only time in the driver’s whole life that he was legally able to tear through the streets as fast as his hot whip would allow. The police are not pressing charges against the men, but at the same time, they aren’t condoning what they did. They are attempting a bit of damage control by saying that nobody should pursue a criminal, rather alert the police then let them do their job. What do you think?