An elderly woman in Lynden, Wa., somehow got turned around on her 6 mph scooter and ended up on the highway. A thoughtful police officer gave her an escort home—giving locals an impression of the world's slowest police chase.
Lindsay Cohen reports:
Troopers were inundated with phone calls. They later revealed it wasn't a typical police pursuit — but an act in pursuit of kindness.
"I wasn't trying to stop her. I wasn't trying to detain her. I was just trying to get her back to her home," said Trooper Dave Hintz with the Washington State Patrol. "I just treated her the way I would've wanted somebody to treat my mom."
The woman had gone out for coffee in Lynden Tuesday afternoon, but got lost while trying to get home, troopers said. When Hintz caught up with her, she was nearly four miles from her house and continuing to head in the wrong direction. … "There's no license plate. She's in a little… cart," Hintz is heard saying over the police radio.