For those of you who didn’t know this, police ride alongs are an actual thing. If you go through the correct channels, you can actually sit in the passenger side of a police car while a real-life police officer takes you along for a day on the job. Sounds like fun, no? Normally I’m sure that they’re actually a lot more boring than you’d expect, but that’s not exactly the case with a ride along out in Madera, CA.
This past weekend, early Sunday at 4:30 A.M. a police officer was trying to make a traffic stop in Madera, CA for a car with a busted headlight. There was a female passenger in the passenger seat of the car present for a ride along.
Things started to escalate pretty quickly once the white SUV refused to stop. In fact, the ride along passenger was the first person to shout out that someone in the white SUV had a gun. Almost immediately after she mentions that, someone leans out of the SUV and begins blasting the police car. Watch in the clip below.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: yes the officer did a great job ignoring his passenger and trying to get the perp. But after looking at the damage to the police cruiser, it seems as though the passenger should be thanking their lucky stars they didn’t get shot.
There’s one bullet hole in the center of the car, and another one directly below the passenger side roof.