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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sheriff’s Deputy Carjacked By Armed Robbers On Turnpike


MIRAMAR, Florida – Broward Sheriff’s deputy Arthur Reeves thought he was going to die when a shaky, masked carjacker held a weapon to his head in a predawn holdup on the side of Florida’s Turnpike.

Reeves, 32, thought maybe the red and blue lights that flashed in the mirrors of his Chevrolet Suburban — legally used only by police and firefighters in Florida — meant Florida Highway Patrol was attempting to slow him down on his way home to Miramar.

Not until he stopped his SUV and the robbers approached from a red Volvo sedan did he realize the danger he faced.

“This could have happened to anybody,” Broward Sheriff’s Robbery Detective Mark Copley said.

If an unmarked car is flashing red and blue lights and attempting to get you to stop or to move to the side of the road, but you aren’t speeding or violating other traffic laws, keep driving, authorities say.  Full Article

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