Hamptons Police Blotter: Man Escapes Police, Blonde Stops Traffic and Other News

A blonde woman reportedly caused car accidents.
A blonde woman reportedly caused car accidents. Photo credit: SrdjanPav/iStock/Thinkstock

Ran Over His Foot
Two Southampton police officers were hit by a black SUV after they approached the vehicle for a drug bust. The driver then took off, running over a police officer’s foot. The man then made an escape, racing south on Moses Lane, running a car off of the road, and then he turned onto Hill Street. Police are actively searching for
the driver.

Blonde Bombshell
A gorgeous blonde woman was crossing the street in Southampton and nearly caused five traffic accidents in a manner of seconds as men gawked out of their cars instead of paying attention to the road.

Shelter Island
Old Man McGumbus, 106 years old and former World War II hand-to-hand combat instructor, was in the middle of his morning Tai-Chi routine on the beach when he noticed a live Bengal tiger there. The Old Man approached the tiger and attempted to tame it by speaking softly and quietly. “Easy girl, easy,” he repeated while holding up a stick. The tiger had escaped from a home on Shelter Island and is owned as a house pet. The Old Man then used his belt to harness the tiger. By the end of the entire incident, the Old Man and his tiger were seen sleeping next to each other on the side of the road.

Shake an Emergency Worker’s Hand
This summer we’ve seen more emergency workers than piping plovers. If you run into an emergency worker, many of whom are volunteers, shake their hand and tell them that they’re doing a good job. They’ve saved a lot of lives this season.

Water Rescue
Thirty-seven people were rescued from the water in Hampton Bays at the Shinnecock Inlet after they became stranded on a sandbar, where a barbecue had taken place earlier. Three people who attempted to swim to shore got swept out to sea by the current and needed to be rescued as well.

A man injured himself last week in Southampton after he suffered a fall off of a rocking horse that he’d recently bought for his nephew and was demonstrating how to use. Doctors described the man’s condition as “stable.”

A Count from France was in Southampton and was spotted counting several of the cars parked on the side of the road. The Count told a suspicious bystander that his father was counting on him to count how many cars were on the street in an effort to account for
parking spaces.

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