Thursday, December 25, 2008

Oops, wrong holiday

All together, flashlights under chins:

A suspected armed robber lead police on a chase through north Charlotte on Christmas Eve. That chase ended on Eerie Street in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood when a gold Cadillac crashed right into a fence.

Setting aside the carelessness with verbs and the puppyish enthusiasm of "right into a fence" -- dear TV reporter, would this drama by any chance have unfolded on "Erie Street," running south off LaSalle in Lincoln Heights?

Things get worse, as they usually do when you hand the car keys over to your broadcast "news partner":

When police saw it on the road they started to follow, that’s when the chase started. (Yes, that does seem to be the way these things start.) Police tell me the car blew a tire and veered through a yard and that’s when the two men inside jumped out and over a fence. Officers were able to catch them on the other side.

Not to belabor the point too thoroughly or anything, but -- if we're going to bet the franchise on local-local-local, you think we might want to invest in a couple of maps?


Blogger Phillip said...

Reporter: Where did it cut through?

Truesdale: Right through my front yard.

Reporter: Right through your front yard?

Truesdale: What are you, deaf?

6:44 AM, December 26, 2008  

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