SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A dozen police cars. A helicopter. A fleeing suspect driving over sidewalks and against traffic on a busy street.
All for a stolen library book?
That’s what prompted a 10-minute chase through Syracuse Sunday.
An officer allegedly spotted Bryan Haynes running a stop sign late Sunday afternoon and a chase ensued. About a dozen police cars and a sheriff’s department helicopter were involved before officers broke off pursuit because the situation became too dangerous.
It wasn’t until later that investigators learned he had run out of a Syracuse University library after allegedly stealing a book, setting off the building’s alarms as he fled.
During the chase, Haynes tossed a backpack out of the window. Officers expecting to find drugs or guns inside instead found a book on religion.
I wonder if they said "Book ’em Dano."