Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dad flees police while 2 toddlers in the back seat (Santa Rosa, California)

Don't you just LUV dads like JESUS CHAVEZ who are still living in some sort of adolescent car chase movie fantasy? You know, like "2 Fast 2 Furious," where the anti-hero guys manage to escape from the popo while driving a hot car?

Problem is that some of these guys become daddies and still haven't outgrown the fantasy. NOT a good idea to try and escape from the police for your drug dealing when you have two 19-month-old toddlers in the back seat.

Wonder where Mom was? Was Daddy babysitting? Did he have visitation? No word here.

Santa Rosa father flees police with toddlers in back seat


Published: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 6:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 6:38 p.m.

With his twin 19-month-old kids in the back seat of his car, a Santa Rosa father allegedly fled from police detectives Wednesday afternoon during a narcotics investigation, officials said.

Police pursued Jesus Chavez, 33, through the neighborhood surrounding Mill and Brown streets before Chavez drove back to a residence on the 700 block of Mill Street. He stopped and was taken into custody. The children, a boy and a girl, were uninjured, police said.

“We attempted a traffic stop as part of an investigation specific to him and we spotted him,” said Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Michael Lazzarini.

Chavez was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, possession of marijuana in a vehicle, child endangerment, evading arrest and driving on a suspended license, according to a police statement.

A Sonoma County judge raised his bail to $150,000, citing his alleged drug involvement and his “apparent willingness to endanger his children’s safety,” according to the statement.