Josh Bloom Led Cops on 40-Mile Chase; Was Wanted for Pointing Finger-Guns at Drivers
Based on multiple reports that a man was pretending his hands were guns, and pointing them at other drivers on State Route 238, police eventually found alleged finger-gunner Josh Bloom.
Bloom proceeded to lead police on a car chase that lasted for 40 miles on Friday afternoon, according to court documents obtained by New Times.
DPS officers pulled over Bloom, 35, after they located him, and observed him following another vehicle too closely, according to the documents.
Bloom told the officers he didn't have a driver's license -- they would later discover that it was suspended due to a DUI -- and the officers asked him to get out of his car.
Arizona Coyotes vs. San Jose Sharks
TicketsSat., Sep. 23, 6:00pm
Arizona Cardinals Game Zone - 9/25 - Not A Game Ticket
TicketsMon., Sep. 25, 2:15pm
Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys
TicketsMon., Sep. 25, 5:30pm
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants
TicketsMon., Sep. 25, 6:40pm
WWE Smackdown Live
TicketsTue., Sep. 26, 4:45pm
According to the court documents, Bloom responded, "No sir," and sped away.
As he drove away, his side mirror hit one of the cops on the wrist, and when the officers caught up to Bloom and tried to pass him, he swerved over and nearly hit the officers, according to the documents.
Bloom was eventually stopped by officers who strategically struck Bloom's vehicle, but that was only after Bloom had made it about 40 miles, and made a call to 3TV in the process.
Court documents note that, at some point, Bloom also pointed his finger-gun at detectives.
Bloom was jailed on charges of aggravated assault, threatening, unlawful flight from law enforcement, and driving on a suspended license.
His bond was set at $10,000.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.