BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — It was truly a blind date from hell.
A man who got pulled over by police pushed a woman he had just met on a blind date out of his car before leading officers on a high-speed chase.
Officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office in Alabama say they pulled the man over at 8 p.m. on Saturday night for a minor traffic violation. The man said he did not have his license with him but the officer agreed to run his name and information through the system.
But when the cop walked back to his patrol car, the driver, identified as 22-year-old Jesse Allen Elliot of Hayden, threw his date out of his Mazda and sped away.
Deputies say they ended their pursuit because of Elliot was driving erratically and at a dangerously high rate of speed. It turned out the name Elliot had given them was false and that he had several outstanding misdemeanor warrants and a suspended driver’s license.
The woman was unharmed.
“She told deputies that she had just met the suspect and, in fact, had been on a blind date with him when they were stopped. She was given a ride to her home,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
“I think these two are off to a bad start,” Chief Deputy Randy Christian told the Birmingham News. “Whoever fixed her up has some explaining to do.”