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    Interesting Morning in Merrillville

    So the wife and I decide to head out to Ashley furniture in Merrillville around 10:30 Sunday morning. We are looking for a recliner chair for our front room. This is after a rather frustrating experience with a local furniture store. Placing an order in September, still getting the run around last week. So we told them to pound sand and got our money back. Anyway we get the chair we like at Ashley. Start to head hone taking Mississippi northbound. Get to about the second intersection and we hear police sirens coming our way in the same direction. We are waiting at a stop light and all of sudden an SUV goes between the left and right lane. Crashing into the truck behind us then hitting our 4 month old 2019 Cherokee in the driver side left rear quarter panel then taking off the driver side mirror. The vehicle proceeds on Mississippi with about 10 squads from various Lake county agencies in pursuit. A Merrillville cops stops and checks on the guy in the truck and us. We were good, a guy and his family stopped to check on us. And gave me his personal contact info as a witness as to what happened. Pretty frigging stand up. I go check on the guy in the truck, he is good. Merrillville cop comes back to get our info for a report. Apparently the person fleeing did something by the mall. When they tried to flee they almost ran over a police office. Thus the large contingent in pursuit. Ended up crashing in the roundabout, taking out more cars. They were apprehended there. The vehicle can be repaired, the most important thing is no one was injured at least by us. Not sure what happened down the road, hopefully no one was hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahbaby View Post
    So the wife and I decide to head out to Ashley furniture in Merrillville around 10:30 Sunday morning. We are looking for a recliner chair for our front room. This is after a rather frustrating experience with a local furniture store. Placing an order in September, still getting the run around last week. So we told them to pound sand and got our money back. Anyway we get the chair we like at Ashley. Start to head hone taking Mississippi northbound. Get to about the second intersection and we hear police sirens coming our way in the same direction. We are waiting at a stop light and all of sudden an SUV goes between the left and right lane. Crashing into the truck behind us then hitting our 4 month old 2019 Cherokee in the driver side left rear quarter panel then taking off the driver side mirror. The vehicle proceeds on Mississippi with about 10 squads from various Lake county agencies in pursuit. A Merrillville cops stops and checks on the guy in the truck and us. We were good, a guy and his family stopped to check on us. And gave me his personal contact info as a witness as to what happened. Pretty frigging stand up. I go check on the guy in the truck, he is good. Merrillville cop comes back to get our info for a report. Apparently the person fleeing did something by the mall. When they tried to flee they almost ran over a police office. Thus the large contingent in pursuit. Ended up crashing in the roundabout, taking out more cars. They were apprehended there. The vehicle can be repaired, the most important thing is no one was injured at least by us. Not sure what happened down the road, hopefully no one was hurt.
    Glad to hear all is as good as it can be. I am guessing Merriville is on a downward slide? We have been gone from the area 5 years now and was just wondering.

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    Glad you guys are ok. Heard about this while we were out and about today. Knew it was a police chase with crash at roundabout but didnt know there were several vehicles involved prior to that. Again, glad you're ok
    Last edited by d.kaufman; 12-08-2019 at 22:17.

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    I only find myself in the mall area with my better half on the weekends we need to do shopping there. I will never leave my home without protection when doing so. These incidents of violence are happening too often in that area. Im sorry to hear you were caught up in it but am extremely grateful you and yours are okay. From gang related shootings at that walmart to multiple robberies and chases, I may have to start shopping further away to stay away from that hot mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthews View Post
    I only find myself in the mall area with my better half on the weekends we need to do shopping there. I will never leave my home without protection when doing so. These incidents of violence are happening too often in that area. Im sorry to hear you were caught up in it but am extremely grateful you and yours are okay. From gang related shootings at that walmart to multiple robberies and chases, I may have to start shopping further away to stay away from that hot mess.
    Thanks man, trust me I was carrying. And we mostly stay in the Porter county area. In thinking about it, what if they rear ended us. Then try to take our vehicle. It could of potentially turned real bad. Our oldest son and DIL were over for dinner Sunday. He is a cop for a Porter county department. He admitted to us that he has pulled his gun in 2019 alone more than the 7 combined years he has been a cop.

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    Glad to hear everyone is ok. Hopefully getting your car fixed ends up being easier than your recliner search.

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    Glad all is well. It is good to raise respiration and heart rate occasionally.




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    Thats rough news to hear. Makes you feel like criminals around here are becoming more brazen like they are in chicago. I hear a big problem right now is goons running rampant along michigan avenue of all places. Thank god our second amendment isn't spit on in this state like it is over there. These threats are too close to home now, and I would be lying if I said it hasnt affected my decisions on where I spend my free time and money.

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    I travel that road and area almost daily. You never know whats possible till you are knee deep. Stay vigilant, armed to the teeth, despite what anti-gun newspaper NWI Times says, its getting rough out there. Understand fully the active pursuit policy of LEOs, and that drivers become victims in a nano-second! Christmas coming on, it's opening the door to all the scumbags to rob and pillage us, the victims.

    OP, glad you weren't seriously hurt, or carjacked. Your vehicle damage can be fixed, but Ouch! The insurance deductible hurts and not like a simple fender bender, where 2 insured parties meet.

    I'm retired LEO, and can honestly say it is everywhere, anytime.
    Thank you for sharing your experience, hope many read this and reminds us all to "smell the coffee". Please travel safely, enjoy your holidays with family, carry your lawful firearm, cell phone, even a first aid kit.
    There are lot of decent people out there, and never enough Watch Dogs!
    Again, Good luck.

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    So now that we are all on the edge of our seats.....



    What color is the chair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nehemiah View Post
    "Don't be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!" - Jerusalem 445 BC
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    "If you don't have a gun, sell your coat and buy one." - Jerusalem April 14th, 30 AD - Thursday, 11:38pm IST
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