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Archive for Thursday, October 6, 2011

Police looking for man who ran from traffic stop in east Lawrence

October 6, 2011

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Lawrence police are looking for a man who ran away from an officer who was trying to make a vehicle stop in east Lawrence on Thursday evening.

Sgt. Troy Squire, a police spokesman, said an officer attempted to stop the man for an alleged traffic violation about 5 p.m. on 11th Street east of Haskell Avenue. The suspect, who was described as a white male, got off the motorcycle and ran to the north. Officers were still looking for the man as of 6 p.m. Thursday.

The red motorcycle was laid down on its side near 11th Street and Haskell Avenue. Douglas County Sheriff’s officers were also on the scene assisting police.

Squire said police asked anyone with information to call the department 785-832-7650 or Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477).

Comments

doc1 3 years, 1 month ago

They should have ran his butt over.

irvan moore 3 years, 1 month ago

maybe they should look at the license plate, it might tell them who the owner is.

Liberty275 3 years, 1 month ago

Fair warning anybody running from yard to yard. If you run through my front yard my dogs will just bark. If you jump the fence the dogs will not recognize you and treat you as a threat in the manner dogs are known to do. If you really mess up and enter my house, then you will antagonize my dogs even more, and they will be more protective. I'll be the one protecting the dogs.

bearded_gnome 3 years, 1 month ago

Avenue. The suspect, who was described as a white male, got off the motorcycle and ran to the north. Officers were still looking for the man as of 6 p.m.

---sure ain't much out there! check the shelter at Hobbs!

bearded_gnome 3 years, 1 month ago

They should have ran his butt over.

---should read "they should have run his butt ... " also, end the sentence with something other than a preposition: i.e. they should have run his butt over and then drawn and quartered him. or: "they should have run his butt over with a bulldozer and then forced him to watch 24-hours of the Oprah Winfrey network."

okay? there you go.

Cai 3 years, 1 month ago

If you want to play at grammar nazi, you should understand the grammar you're correcting.

Neither of your solutions to ending the sentence with a preposition close the prepositional phrase, so neither fix the problem. "They should have run over his butt" would work.

And is a conjunction. It leads to a new sentence or subordinate clause ( - in this case, "then drawn and quartered him." the then makes it subordinate)

In ending with the preposition, over, you need to answer "over what". There should, in this case, be a prepositional object, which you didn't provide any better than the person you're criticizing.

Furthermore, as the English language continues to evolve, certain prepositions are considered 'acceptable' to end a sentence with, when the connotation seems well suited for it. This is one of those examples. Other prepositions that are commonly accepted at the end of a sentence include: under, without, past, since, before, below, beneath, etc.

I'm hoping your purpose wasn't to turn this into a discussion of grammar. Next time, leave it alone, hmmm?

bearded_gnome 3 years, 1 month ago

Neither of your solutions to ending the sentence with a preposition close the prepositional phrase, so neither fix the problem. "They should have run over his butt" would work.

---chill out. it's called a joke, dude. maybe I was intentionally using bad grammar as part of the humor, ya think?

look at my old posts, you'll see I often intentionally torture spelling and grammar.

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