Two of Cape Town’s Metro Police officers will likely still be in shock after a near-death ordeal with a half-naked elderly man on Sit Lowry’s Pass last Thursday.
After approaching a stationary vehicle on the side of the road, the officers discovered two individuals in what the City of Cape Town calls a “compromising” position.
“They requested the duo to get dressed and asked the man to get out of the vehicle so they could speak to him,” says the City in a statement. “He refused and sped off instead, nearly running over the two officers. They gave chase and managed to apprehend the driver with the help of the SAPS on the N2.”
The 71-year-old man has now landed himself in some serious trouble with the law, racking up charges of “attempted murder, failing to comply with a lawful instruction, reckless and negligent driving, and resisting arrest after being caught committing an indecent act”.
“This is yet another example of the consequences of bolting, but it seems few people learn their lesson,” says MayCo member JP Smith. “In the event that you are caught in the wrong, just abide by the instructions of the enforcement agencies.”