South Carolina police officer Kayla Wallace didn’t think much of it other than “better pull them over” when she saw a Jeep run a traffic light earlier this month. But the observant cop soon realized this was no run-of-the-mill red light runner. When questioning the female driver of the white Jeep, she saw her mouth “help me” several times when her male passenger wasn’t looking.
Quickly, Officer Wallace separated the two, putting the male passenger in her patrol car. It was then that she found out that the female driver was actually being held against her will and being forced to drive the male around at gunpoint. What’s more, the male passenger was also wanted in a shooting in the area.
Officer Wallace had no idea of any of this when she pulled the Jeep over for running a red light. She did not know that there had been a shooting or that the white Jeep was being sought. She was simply doing her regular duty faithfully, and it seriously paid off! If she had decided to just “let it slide,” instead of following the letter of the law, things might have turned out very differently for the rescued female passenger. I’m just saying, routine traffic stops can save lives!