Karl "Jack" Frost of Chandler Tries to Arrest Chandler Man for Jogging in Bike Lane, Cops Say

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Karl "Jack" Frost of Chandler tried to arrest another Chandler resident yesterday for jogging in a bike lane in Gilbert. Cops arrested Frost, not the jogger.
Few things tick off Karl "Jack" Frost more than pedestrians in a bike lane, apparently.

Frost, a 47-year-old Chandler resident, tried to make a "citizen's arrest" on a 52-year-old Chandler man who was jogging in a bike lane yesterday, Gilbert police say.

The victim was jogging south on Islands Drive West toward Warner Road in Gilbert at about 7:30 a.m. when Frost "grabbed" the man.

Frost then called the police, identifying himself as "Jack" Frost, and said he was arresting a man for jogging in the bike lane. Frost also happened to have a .40-caliber Glock on him, though he didn't pull it out.

When police showed up to the scene, though, they arrested Frost and not the jogger.

It is, in fact, illegal to jog in a bike lane in Gilbert, confirms Sergeant Bill Balafas, Gilbert PD spokesman. Bike lanes are there "for the exclusive use of bicycles," with exceptions for emergencies, he says.

However, that's a civil offense. And citizens can't make citizens' arrests for anything but crimes that constitute a "breach of public peace."

"Jogging in a bike lane is far from a breach of public peace," Balafas explains.

Frost was booked into jail on suspicion of unlawful imprisonment, disorderly conduct and assault. Police are also investigating whether Frost may not be able to legally own a gun.

Correction: Gilbert police originally stated to the news media that Frost had previously been convicted of an unspecified felony. New Times research discovered that was incorrect and removed that info from the police quote.


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Jack Is Innocent
Jack Is Innocent

Look like New Times have now got the correct facts.

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

Maybe the first four poster should wait for the truth, instead of accepting everything they read without question... only sheep follow and blindly believe!

Informed Citizen
Informed Citizen

New Times may want to check their facts... Mr. Frost has no convictions of any kind, and is currently in possession of a valid AZ DPS issued CCW permit.

Maybe you should be more worried about Gilbert PD's actions instead of trying to destroy a legally carrying law abiding citizen!! 

Horiuchicoochie
Horiuchicoochie

This is so California!   I bet Mr. Frost is very active in his HOA...

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Why investigate?   Felons can not own guns.     I wonder how long the investigation will take?   

Jack Off
Jack Off

What an idiot. He was probably inspired by the whole Zimmerman incident.

Phoenix Justice
Phoenix Justice

 Actually, felons who have had their rights restored can posses a firearm depending on their state.

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