Earlier this year, police in Las Cruces spotted a vehicle inching along a city street as it emitted an ear-splitting scraping noise. Upon closer investigation, the police discovered that the vehicle had only three tires and the fourth corner of the car was propped up only with a steel rim, gouging the pavement as it lurched along.
Police tried to give chase, but the car’s driver ignored the siren and lights and the vehicle eventually wobbled into the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. When the officers coaxed the man out of the tilting vehicle, it was clear he was inebriated. At one point, he tried to take a swing at an officer, but lost his balance and fell down. He was promptly arrested.
But it begs the question of whether he was intentionally heading to Wal-Mart to pick out a new tire to fit his now-mangled wheel.