You Choose The News for Monday, March 12th, 2018


JASON'S STORY - WINNER

MARIETTA OFFICER GETS KIDNAPPED BY GANG MEMBERS

A Georgia police officer was recently (allegedly) kidnapped by gang members...and it was all caught on dash cam video. According to police reports, gang members attempted to flee the scene by driving away during a traffic stop last week.  They made it about a mile in rush hour traffic before they were stopped.

Marietta Police Officer Brian Wallace was the officer that conducted the traffic stop.  He had the driver of the vehicle step out because he noted “his body language seemed odd.” There were two other passengers in the car.  Officer Wallace smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, so he called for backup.

Another officer arrived at the scene as a backup. Dash cam video shows the suspect sprinting back to the driver’s side of the car and attempting to flee as Wallace wrestled with them. The passenger put the car in drive, pinning Wallace inside the vehicle while Honea was knocked to the ground.

One of the suspects jumped out of the car before the vehicle came to a complete stop. The driver eventually surrendered to Wallace. Two handguns that were tossed from the vehicle were recovered.  


KRISTEN'S STORY

UBER-GENEROUS MAN HELPS PARTIER IN A JAM

A New Jersey man who passed out drunk and took a $1,600 Uber ride home from a party in West Virginia is breathing a huge sigh of relief -- thanks to a very generous and grateful business-owner.

Kenny Bachman had been out partying at the University of West Virginia when he got on the Uber app and requested a ride to the nearby Air BnB he was staying at. Only he actually entered his home address instead and passed out. He came to about 300 miles later and realized the very costly mistake. Unable to come up with that much cash, he started a GoFundMe page to ask for donations.

Bachman's story was all over the news and caught the attention of Jamie Giovinazzo, who owns a food delivery service in New Jersey. He employs a lot of delivery drivers and keeping them all safe is his top priority, so he was very grateful that Bachman decided not to drink and drive. 

So to show his thanks, Giovinazzo got in touch with Bachman and offered to pay his entire fare. 

According to Giovinazzo, the food prep company has a lot of delivery drivers working for them on the road -- so as a means of thanking Bachman for not drinking and driving, he volunteered to pay the entirety of the hefty Uber fare.

The money that was already raised on the GoFundMe page is being donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

(Asbury Park Press)




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