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Man called police on himself after pursuit

GIRARD – A man who allegedly led police on a brief pursuit called on himself to ask why he was being stopped.

According to a police report, officers found the vehicle traveling 51 mph in a 35 mph zone Tuesday morning.

An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Herman Posey III, 42, of Youngstown, but no arrest has been made, court records show. The report states he faces charges of speed, failure to comply and telecommunications harassment.

While trying to stop the vehicle, the report states the driver started going 60 mph and then got stuck in traffic. He then “put his whole head out of the window of the vehicle and appeared he was yelling he was going to stop,” the report states.

When traffic cleared, however, the report states he “hit the gas” and fled east on Gypsy Lane and then south on Dearborn Street.

After the officer returned to the station, the driver called the Girard Police Department and identified himself. He asked why the police tried to stop him and said he was scared for his life and did not lead police on a chase, the report states.

When the officer told the man he would be charged with speed and failure to comply, the man called back and told police to just send him a ticket.

After a brief conversation, the report states the man sent a barrage of insults to the officer, calling him a “pig” and other derogatory names and obscenities. The officer then told the man there would be a warrant for his arrest.

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