Cop escorts elderly woman on scooter going 3 mph: ‘Just trying to get her home’

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A video of a police officer following an elderly woman with his lights flashing is getting a lot of attention, but not because anything bad happened. It was simply a kind state trooper trying to make the best of a weird situation.

    KOMO News reports,

    “I wasn’t trying to stop her. I wasn’t trying to detain her. I was just trying to get her back to her home,” said Trooper Dave Hintz with the Washington State Patrol. “I just treated her the way I would’ve wanted somebody to treat my mom.”

    The woman had gone out for coffee in Lynden Tuesday afternoon, but got lost while trying to get home, troopers said. When Hintz caught up with her, she was nearly four miles from her house and continuing to head in the wrong direction.

    “It’s a pretty major state route where semis and cars travel,” he added.

    Newly-released dash cam video shows Hintz’s interaction with the woman, who has not been identified.

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