ABC15 in Mesa, AZ has the story.
A Mesa couple was injured when they ended up rolling in cacti while fleeing from Mesa police Monday….
…bad check… getaway car… police helicopter… fled…
Both suspects were taken to a Mesa hospital after being hurt from rolling in Cholla cacti, according to the report.
I’m a little confused. The story doesn’t say why they were rolling in the cholla. Did they think this would scare the police away? Trying out a Brer Rabbit and the briar patch impersonation? Or maybe they thought this would help bolster their insanity plea later on. Or, or… maybe the cops had them up against a cliff and they jumped to escape and landed in a cholla patch. It could happen.