From the DA's Eye on Crime blog
When in a potentially dangerous situation who would you turn to?
The most obvious answer is the police.
Well, that is what Jarryd Viviers did last Friday, and unfortunately, those he sought for protection, nearly cost him his life.
According to here, on Friday night, Jarryd, 24, was on his way from De Deur to his home in Apple Orchards when a car started following him.
He noticed that the car was following him and it started flashing its headlights non-stop. He decided to drive past his house rather then stop and be robbed and killed by hijackers in his driveway.
He kept driving - looking desperately for some help.
With a sigh of relief Jarryd noticed that a police car was in front of him. He stopped at the side of the road, but before he could even get out, bullets started flying.
The officers then dragged him out of the car and proceeded to kick and slap Jarryd. They screamed at him, accusing him of letting a suspect get away.
Then one officer told him to get in his car and “fuck off”.
Jarryd says that he believes that there were police officers in the car that had been following him. However, he claims that the car behind him did not have a blue light on its roof, and no police signs were visible from the front.
However, if there were police in the car that followed him, and their intention was to hijack him, why would they ask him to get back in his car and go?
So there is no real proof that the police were involved in the scam. However, what is strange is that the police are accusing Jarryd of interrupting an arrest.
Well, whether he interrupted an arrest or not, that is no reason to start shooting bullets at him and beating him up!
Pretty strange case, and quite concerning.
I am sure Jarryd won’t be asking a police officer for assistance anytime soon.