Driver leads Richmond police on pursuit in order to drop off groceries to wife

A Richmond, Calif. man led police on a somewhat lengthy vehicle pursuit Thursday night. The reason for the pursuit is downright hilarious.
Although we don't know whether the driver took this exact path during Thursday's police pursuit, a request for directions from Mapquest show the best route he could have taken travels 1.17 miles.

A Richmond, Calif. man led police on a mile-long vehicle pursuit Thursday night that ended at his home, where he told officers he wanted to drop off groceries to his wife before heading to jail.

The incident unfolded about 10:35 p.m. when Richmond police attempted to pull the man’s vehicle over in the 2300 block of Cutting Boulevard because his vehicle lacked registration stickers, police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

The driver failed to yield, Abetkov said, and continued driving more than a mile to the 600 block of S. 35th St.

“The driver submitted to arrest once the car stopped,” Abetkov said. “The driver admitted to knowing he had a traffic warrant and wanted to make sure the groceries he had just bought got to his wife before he went to jail.”

On the Richmond Standard Facebook page, a commenter didn’t disagree with the driver’s decision.

“At least he got the groceries home. I respect it.”