Absence of help for police officer embarrassing

Sad and embarrassing day for Maui. A police officer is in a foot chase to arrest a man who had evaded police earlier in the day with a truck that had no license plate, insurance, driver’s license, etc. (The Maui News, July 25). When this criminal flees again on foot, what do the people of Maui do?

Help the officer, right? No, you would be wrong. People just watch. One wonderful woman uses her phone to get the police officer assistance? Wrong again. This woman records the incident and can be heard saying, “That man was just crossing the street when that officer tried to arrest him. It ain’t funny, he didn’t do anything.”

The Maui News pats the officer on the back for taking this criminal off the street? Wrong a third time.

Andrew Bayron