When Book Dealers Go Bad
Santa Fe police have released a video of a man they say shot up one of two mobile photo-enforcement speed-monitoring SUVs earlier this month.
He’s a 63-year-old book dealer, lives about three miles from the scene of the crime and has no criminal history except speeding tickets. Instead of surrendering to police when they showed up at his north-side home this week with an arrest warrant, he led them on a chase through downtown Santa Fe with a television news helicopter hovering overhead.
Powell told police Monday that he was no fan of the speed SUV, especially when it was parked at the Bishops Lodge Road location near his residence where, after dark, bright lights flash from the vehicle to illuminate license plates on passing vehicles.
Best part? He went to a Quaker school.