On August 4, there was a police chase in north Minneapolis, Minnesota; a group of juveniles were fleeing the police. As they turned onto a side street, their vehicle was blocked by a curtain-side flatbed truck. Some wonder whether the driver actively assisted the police or was just doing his job of avoiding road debris and children playing in the street.
There’s cameras everywhere in Minneapolis
The video was captured on MNDOT street cameras, which are monitored and released by MNCrime’s TikTok page. MNCrime is a site that comments on the traffic camera videos as they happen. This video starts off with an image of a car being ‘chased’ by several police cars. The vehicle drives down the road at a high rate of speed, in an attempt to get away. As the vehicle speeds away, several police vehicles are seen in pursuit.
The video then shifts to another traffic camera, where you can see that there is a curtain-side flatbed just entering the side street. It looks like the flatbed then makes a move to box in the fleeing suspects. As the truck driver boxes in the fleeing vehicle, the offenders’ car is sandwiched between the truck and a parked car.
Once the vehicle gets stuck, the occupants of the car take off running. According to MNCrime, the offenders who ran from the vehicle were juveniles, and all were apprehended.
Commenters question whether the truck driver actively helped or not
You have to think the driver of the semi had to have been a little nervous IF he was indeed trying to assist law enforcement. While it certainly seems like the driver was helping, some commenters point out that there could be road debris or some other factor that made him turn his truck as he did.
Ambulance-chasing, anti-truck lawyers love to sue truck drivers who partake in “vigilante justice” and help police stop criminals. As we all have heard, “it’s the truck driver’s fault” and my advice to the truck driver in this situation would be to play it safe and have a lawyer on stand-by. Minneapolis is one of those cities where criminals seem to have more rights than victims.