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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Driver Accused of Playing Human Frogger -- on Meth. With 'No Kidding' Mug Shot.

Posted By on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 9:30 AM

click to enlarge Pedestrians, beware
  • Pedestrians, beware
A Santa Cruz man accused of driving while high on meth didn't do himself any favors by posing for this mug shot.

Abraham Kelly, 40, was arrested by Santa Cruz police following a "low-speed pursuit" through the west of Santa Cruz. Cops had been flagged down by several people reporting a green minivan driving erratically and purportedly targeting pedestrians intentionally just for the sheer joy of it.

Kelly's flight was hampered by a battalion of officers on the streets working the Amgen Tour of California cycling race. He was eventually cornered at a gas station, and arrested with an unusual cargo in his van:

  • Alleged methamphetamine;

  • A pair of "realistic looking BB guns";

  • "Several masks and wigs."

click to enlarge Abraham Kelly's game of choice -- in real life?
  • Abraham Kelly's game of choice -- in real life?
Kelly was booked into jail on possession of meth; DUI; and failing to stop for a police officer charges. According to the Santa Cruz Police Department, he has "an extensive local arrest record that includes narcotics related offenses and robbery."


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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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