Gilbert Griego Steals Car, Runs From Police, Doesn't Understand Why He Was Stopped

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After stealing a car and speeding away from police, all while intoxicated, Gilbert Griego, who was also wanted on a felony warrant, couldn't figure out why he had been pulled over, according to police.  

Phoenix PD watched Griego make an "abrupt and sudden" turn on 34th Street, and as an officer tailed him, Griego took off. He doubled the speed limit in a 25 mph zone and sparks fell from the back of the car as it bottomed out, according to the police report.

Griego crashed into a bush, crawled to the passenger side, jumped from the car, and ran into a back yard.

When officers caught up, Griego was crouching behind a white trailer, then he hopped a block wall. When police finally arrested him, Griego asked, "Why did you try to pull me over?"

Phoenix PD eventually found a handgun hidden in a bucket by the white trailer Griego had ducked behind and a single bullet to a .38 special in his front-left pant pocket. Officers checked the stolen car and found a gold key in its ignition with "Do not duplicate" etched on it. And because Griego seemed to be intoxicated, PD added suspected DUI to his charges.

Griego was eventually charged with theft of means of transportation, possession of a weapon by prohibited person, burglary by use of master key, resisting arrest, and aggravated DUI. On top of that, Griego's driving privileges previously had been revoked.


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angelicahernandez420
angelicahernandez420

Fuk all u faget ass bitches my bro will be out before you know it FREE MY BRO ! Fuk tha system !!!!

angelicahernandez420
angelicahernandez420

That's my brother fuk all u bitches talking shit he be out before u know itt free trippp fuk tha system

bgray59
bgray59

Charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.  IAW with my Journalism Professor, that should have been explained. I think that is a Why.  Being drunk does not bar the possession of a gun.  Being a convicted felon or domestic abuser does but was not indicated.

Therefore, based on the News Times editorial policies, Griego must be one of our undocumented peace loving immigrants who are prohibited persons under the 1968 Gun control Act.

teknik
teknik topcommenter

something more serious which was in conjunction with the broken arm.

teknik
teknik topcommenter

something more serious which was in conjunction with the broken arm.

marcy
marcy

Give him a complimentary vasectomy in exchange for dropping the charges.  Making sure he doesn't reproduce is more important than locking him up.  They can lock him up next time, and there absolutely will be a next time.

marcy
marcy

@bgray59

So if the PNT doesn't mention why someone was a prohibited possessor, then we should jump to the conclusion that he was an undocumented immigrant?

Did you bother reading the article, he was wanted on a felony warrant and the 1968 Gun Control Act, that you mentioned, includes fugitives from justice as prohibited possessors.

He also happens to be a convicted felon.

But don't let that stop you from jumping to some conclusion that isn't warranted by the article or the facts.

bgray59
bgray59

@marcy @bgray59 Felony warrant does not mean a conviction.  Until there is a conviction you are not a prohibited person.

The PNT routinely reports criminal history in their stories.  This can lead to only one logical conclusion that the suspect is probably illegal.


The story does not report any felony conviction.  Were did you learn that "fact".

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