This week’s dumbest criminal

May 13, 2010

Sylvia Ramos

A Fresno County woman who led California Highway patrol officers on a high-speed chase through San Luis Obispo was taken into custody on Wednesday around noon.
[KSBY]

Officers pulled over Sylvia Ramos for speeding southbound on U.S. Highway 101. Ramos, who is under felony charges for driving with a suspended license and a warrant for crimes against the elderly, handed the officer her driver’s license and then attempted to escape by taking off in the Chevrolet truck she had been driving.

She headed in the direction of downtown San Luis Obispo. Officers followed and a high-speed chase ensued.

Officers attempted to stop Ramos by flattening her tires with a spike strip they laid across California Avenue. However, Ramos continued to flee.

The officers dropped back when she drove onto a highly traffic area of Higuera Street.

A few minutes later Ramos crashed the Silverado she was driving into a curb on Mitchell Drive and Broad Street. The determined felony suspect then attempted a second escape.

Officers surrounded and tackled Ramos who is currently being held in the San Luis Obispo jail with bail set at $20,000.


Loading...

8 Comments

  1. Vagabond says:

    Kinda shakes my belief in evolution to consider that this is one of the shining examples of thousands of years of natural selection. You would think that a failure of this magnitude would have been bred out of the populace by now, goes to show what can happen with inbreeding I guess.

    (4) 8 Total Votes - 6 up - 2 down
    • willie says:

      Vagabond
      If I pass her in the street and she mess with me or my family, and I cold cock her, please do not call 911 on me!

      (-2) 2 Total Votes - 0 up - 2 down
  2. Cindy says:

    “The officers dropped back when she drove onto a highly traffic area of Higuera Street.”

    It doesn’t sound like they dropped back to me. It sounds like it was a wild a** free for all with everyone speeding through the streets on SLO. Here is what a witness has to say .

    “I witnessed this chase from the left turn lane on S. Higuera turning onto Tank Farm. I couldn’t believe my eyes, this truck comes tearing around the corner off Tank Farm onto Higuera with no front tire, followed by about 13 police cars. A minute later about 5 more police cars following suit. Really wild!”

    Sounds like the police were more dangerous than she was. 13 cars chasing her! STUPID.

    (-1) 11 Total Votes - 5 up - 6 down
    • hotdog says:

      You’d think they could have put some in front of her and stopped her that way. Normally I would assume the cops did the best they could, but these days when even chiefs are suspect in their judgement (See today’s New Times) I wonder…

      (1) 7 Total Votes - 4 up - 3 down
  3. willie says:

    “She headed in the direction of downtown San Luis Obispo. Officers followed and a high-speed chase ensued.”
    “The officers dropped back when she drove onto a highly traffic area of Higuera Street.”

    BESIDES GOING INTO DOWNTOWN USING THE PEDESTRIAN AS HUMAN SHIELD LIKE A RODENT ON THE RUN, SHE COULD HAVE EASILY KILLED SOMEONE “VERY EASILY AND RECKLESSLY”!!!

    (1) 5 Total Votes - 3 up - 2 down
  4. hotdog says:

    Only 20 grand bail? Sounds pretty light to me after all that.

    (6) 6 Total Votes - 6 up - 0 down
    • Cindy says:

      20K bail sounds very light considering that she had a felony warrant for elder abuse before she pulled this fiasco with the CHP. Does she need a sign that say’s I am a “flight risk”! Who knows, maybe they had fun chasing her, it was probably more excitement than they’ve had in a while.

      (4) 4 Total Votes - 4 up - 0 down
  5. Saveslocounty says:

    Good job by the Highway Patrol. They used some great tactics by baking off in traffic and ensured that no one was hurt. Thanks, we appreciate you guys.

    (8) 8 Total Votes - 8 up - 0 down

Comments are closed.