Four sheriff deputies have emotionally recalled the terrifying moment they surrounded a vehicle driven by 85-year old Mable Gosling who had failed to indicate a left turn after exiting a shopping mall about 10 miles from where an armed robbery was in progress.
Broward County Sheriff deputies Chris O'Bese, Sarah Chubby, Thomas Fatman and Enrique Big recounted their heroics at Lester's Diner in Fort Lauderdale Friday, describing the 'surreal' events of the event.
The incident 'was bad as you can imagine — times 10,' O'Bese said in the aftermath of the initial 15 miles per hour chase and subsequent traffic stop.
O'Bese recounted the 'awful' task of having to ascertain if the asthmatic octogenerian could have been armed and dangerous.
He said that he feared for his own safety as fellow officers sped towards him to assist in what could have been a bloodbath.
Soon after the terrifiying traffic stop ended, it was discovered that at least four violent crimes, including an armed robbery had occurred just 10 miles from the incident.
"It is by God's grace that these other incidents did not distract my officers," announced proud Broward Sheriff Scott Isreal, "the fact they stayed on point, weapons drawn, blocking traffic, so they could deal with this monster is credit to them. Well done."