Courtesy Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Perhaps you have a bucket list. Perhaps it contains a few thrill-seeking moments, like skydiving or bungee-jumping.
Most people probably wouldn’t recommend this for your list, though: A Des Moines, Iowa, man was arrested this month after he led state troopers on a short car chase. Afterward, he claimed the chase was on his personal bucket list.
“In my 28 years, I’ve never heard that excuse,” Iowa State Police Sgt. Scott Bright told KCCI-TV in Des Moines.
Things may be a little more complicated than that: State police told the station the driver, Frederick Ray Jones, 46, of Des Moines, also was using a driver’s license and car that did not belong to him. The man was charged with numerous traffic offenses, eluding a law enforcement officer and a parole violation.
This is not the first “bucket list” claim from someone who wanted to be arrested. Earlier this month, 102-year-old Edie Simms of St. Louis was put in a police car and handcuffed — at her request. She told KTVI-TV in St. Louis she had never been in a police car until that day. Last February, a 99-year-old woman got her bucket list wish fulfilled when police agreed to “arrest” her in the Netherlands.