A man who ran away from Washington State Patrol troopers spent the night in a tree while troopers attempted to convince him to come down, according to recent news sources.
The incident occurred in Tacoma, Washington. The man climbed in a tree after he ran away from a traffic stop around 11 p.m. Thursday night.
The man came down on Friday morning after spending almost a total of nine hours in a tree. The man was 40 feet up in the tree all night long, while troopers tried to coax him down. He eventually came down because he was cold, according to the reports of Washington State Patrol. The man is in his 20s and had on a T-shirt.
After climbing down the tree, he was checked out in an ambulance at the scene.
As a Tacoma personal injury attorney, I’m glad to hear that this young man was not injured in his attempt to evade the Washington State Patrol. However, it is frustrating to hear that valuable resources and the time of these officers was spent over such a trivial matter. As a personal injury lawyer, I know that there are a lot of accidents that need the attention of the Washington State Patrol. At the same time, I know that it was important for the officers to stay at the scene for the safety of the man in the tree. As a reader, what do you think of this man? Should the officers have used more forceful measures to get him out of the tree more quickly?