Saturday, April 27, 2013

Drama On Our Way Home Last Saturday!

Max had zero concern but was curious about lots of flashing lights that wasn't Ma's camera!!
Hey wait a minute...usually flashing lights mean it's all about me?!! I'm confused!!!
On our way home last Saturday from that lovely McKinney Falls State Park there is this realllllly long, flat stretch of Hwy 71 where you can see for miles!!! All the sudden, thank Dog that Ma had looked in her rear view mirror or she might have gotten hit by the whizzing cop car with this lights and siren on but who was easily going 100 MPH so not much time to hear the sirens before he was behind me! Max was yappin' see Ma, told you not to speed! But no...wasn't pulling me over for sure...just hurry and get out of his way!! Soon after about 10-12 more cop cars whizzed by us but we couldn't see anything up ahead...then the helicopters started overhead! We were a bit concerned of what in the world was going on in front of us!! Then my son took the photo below as we passed by the incredible scene as the police were removing the spike strips they had along the highway...

04/21/2013 12:49 PM

Man hijacks CapMetro bus, leads 30-mile police chase

A man hijacked bus and led police on a 30-mile chase from a neighborhood in Southeast Austin all the way to Bastrop on Saturday evening.
Police said they've never seen anything like it.
"We have questions that need to be answered,” said Austin Police Senior Officer Jermaine Kilgore. “What's going on with this guy? What made him do what he did today?"
Austin police said the suspect boarded the bus in the 8000 block of Thaxton Road. He was armed with a hand gun.
"He presented the weapon, took custody of the bus, ordered the bus operator as well as all of the passengers off the bus, took the bus and started driving east," Kilgore said.
Eventually, officers from Austin, Travis County, Bastrop and the Department of Public Safety caught up.
They chased the bus all the way to the parking lot of the Auto Zone store off Highway 71 in Bastrop. Police had to use spike strips to take out the wheels of the bus.
"We had to make sure he wasn't going to hurt anyone else, so we had to take action and unfortunately it ended this way," Kilgore said.
Police say the man shot himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dan Dawson, a spokesman for Capitol Metro, said it's fortunate no one else was hurt.
"The driver's first priority is always to take care of the passengers,” Dawson said. “So I'm sure the driver did everything he could to make sure the passengers were safe."
Police questioned the driver and passengers Saturday. The first step in figuring out why the man would hijacked the bus and ended his life in violence.
Police say no other shots were fired. They have not yet released the suspect's identity. Cap Metro said it will review its bus security policies as a precaution.

We had no idea what had happened until later that evening - so  glad none of the passengers were hurt! Always an adventure whenever I have Bog Brother in the car it seems! Strange things always seem to happen when we have Big Brother with us on an adventure but then with Big Sister, when she's with us is  when we get seated or are near the crazy people. Just an observation that we've all made throughout the years. Does that seem to happen to you when you are hanging out with one particular person??

Big Brother is not good with the camera, good thing he's fun to be around!
Our sweet friend Leah over at Kirby's Dawg Blog gave us this award, at first I thought maybe I shouldn't receive it since we use Blogger and this is Wordpress. but then I said, what the heck, Leah is my buddy and I also have lots of other buddies on Wordpress so yea, we are gonna participate!! If you haven't met Leah and Kirby you HAVE to go to their site!!! She does fantastic videos, has contests and is just all around fun! Thanks Leah!!
The following rules go with the award
1.  Display the award logo on your blog
2.  Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.  Nominate 10 other you see as having an inpact on your wordpress experience and family.
4.  Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.
5.  That's it.  Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend and spread the love.
Here's our 10 picks in no particular order,(I tried to pick Wordpress users but wasn't 100% sure if you all are or not but even if you aren't I bet you are like me and have Wordpress buddies):
1.Bongo Dog Blog
2.EasyRider the Weimaraner
3.The Thundering Herd
4.Wag The Dog UK
5.My Brown Newfies
6.Terrier Torrent
7.Adventures of a Dog Mom
8.Life asAlfie
9.Something Wagging This Way
10.Mollie & Alfie


  1. Wow what an adventure and OMD thank paws you were not pushed off the road or hit by the speeding police cars. Thank pups nothing happened to the driver or passengers. Yikes luckily we don't have anyone jinxed like that here. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Congratulations on your award, that bus chase must of been scary thankfully no one got injured.


  3. thank goodness you are ok!!!!! That had to be soooooooooo scary!!!
    Congrats on the award and (we won't tell that yes you are right, it is a WordPress award, but hey, you are great and deserve it too!)

  4. I am so glad that your only action were the lights and sirens passing you by. Your car seat looks pretty neat...what kind is it?

    1. It's a pup saver you can get one at pups - it's not cheap but it's sooo great and worth it! I swear I could sell them! Be sure to watch their video so you can see the how it is designed to work. I highly recommend it!

    2. Looks pretty cool. Thanks for the info. : )

  5. Wow, that is really scary. It must have been terrible to be on that bus!
    Glad you were all okay. Congrats on your award.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  6. OMD how frightning, I would of pooped my pants..BOL Thank you so much for the lovely award and big Congratulations Max xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. Wow! That was exciting...I would have thought they were after me for a wabbit crime or something. Glad everything ended well. Congratulations on your award too!

  8. Wow that is a lot of drama, Im glad the people are safe. As you know we live in an urban area and its definitely quite gentrified, we are in a semi rough section and near a very rough section so we see quite a few undercover cop cars, but never anything as dramatic as a bus hijacking.

    urban hounds

  9. Woof! Woof! What a day you had. Good thing you are alright. Congrats on your award. Happy SUNDAY. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. Wow you sure had an interesting ride home. Glad it was all resolved.

    Congrats on your award!

  11. Shocking story but glad everybody came out fine!

  12. Wow, frightening and you were right in the middle of it all. Thank heavens the passengers had been allowed off the bus.


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