If you're going to flee a traffic stop and later claim your car was stolen, it's probably best not to look right into a news camera and say "how ya doing?" first.
That's what allegedly happened in Hayward, California, last month when a man who was pulled over for a carpool lane violation fled from police -- after he spoke to KRON 4 reporter Stanley Roberts who was filming a "People Behaving Badly" segment.
Police initially pursued the driver, but chose to let him go rather than endanger other motorists in a chase. After all, the driver's car, face and voice were all caught on camera by Roberts, who had dubbed him "The Great Cornholio" in his initial segment, based on the alter-ego of Beavis from "Beavis and Butt-head."
About 15 minutes after the traffic stop, the driver called the authorities to report that his car had been stolen.
Last week, however, the long arm of the law finally caught up with "The Great Cornholio." Jerado Alfanzo Silva was arrested and charged with filing a false stolen vehicle police report, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer from the performance of his or her duties, according to Roberts.
The carpool ticket, on the other hand, would've been a non-moving violation.
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