Responding officer Mark Anderson reported a red Honda Civic speeding erratically though parking lots and onto University Avenue around 8 AM. Inside the vehicle were St. Paul resident Cindi Augustine and her one-year-old son, Anderson said.
Anderson also reported a man hiding behind a nearby building who turned out to be St. Paul resident John Augustine, Mrs. Augustine’s husband. Mr. Augustine said he was avoiding being struck by Mrs. Augustine’s Honda Civic.
However, according to Mrs. Augustine, she and her child had been abandoned by Mr. Augustine at a nearby restaurant. His refusal to reenter the vehicle was the source of the woman’s frustration, the report said.
“In this case, we had a vehicle chasing a pedestrian. It was in the officer’s best judgment to hold the vehicle while the driver calmed down and to allow Mr. Augustine to leave the scene peacefully. The abandonment claim was not substantiated at the time,” said the chief of police in a statement.
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