The facts behind Elvis Dumervil’s arrest.
Elvis Dumervil’s police report that coincided with his weekend arrest reads like a storyline for the latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto video games series.
As sensational as the news reports are, they only seemed to tell a portion of the story, so it was worth finding the police report to see what it was that prompted Dumervil to be charged with aggravated assault.
It needs to be stated somewhere that even though he was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, he did not beat down, pistol whip or discharge a weapon of any kind.
This story has become one big tall-tale and its important that we are at least fair in the court of public opinion.
So this whole thing is about road rage or something similar to it.
Dumervil and his co-defendant Andy Auguste were driving along Miami’s Ocean Drive in a gray Range Rover Saturday afternoon. They were following a silver Mercedes Benz.
In doing so a White Impala being driven by a wife with her husband as the passenger, merged in between both cars.
According to the police report, that’s when things went south as horns blew, verbal threats were exchanged by both parties and names were called.
Both cars came to a stop and Auguste allegedly walked up to the male’s side of the car with his waistband exposed to reveal a firearm as he made verbal threats.
Dumervil allegedly walked to the female’s side of the car, also revealing a firearm but he remained silent.
This is where Victoria Secret comes in. This whole mess transpired in front of one of their stores and it was one of their employees that called the police stating that an African American male was threatening a Hispanic male occupying an Impala and his co-victim.
One of their employees added on to the victim’s account of the details stating that before Auguste and Dumervil approached their car, the male got out of their Impala and screamed directly at Dumervil’s vehicle.
It was also stated by the witness that the female victim that was driving the Impala got out of their car and threw an unknown object at Dumervil’s Range Rover that landed a direct hit.
The victim’s actions all took place according to the witness before Dumervil and Auguste approached their Impala.
Allegedly, once Auguste and Dumervil made their approach the occupants of the Impala “quickly” accelerated past the Mercedes in an “attempt to retreat.”
The police obviously arrested Dumervil and Auguste, towed the Range Rover and discovered additional firearms in Dumervil’s car.
Additional charges were not filed in regards to those weapons so it is safe to assume that they were legal.
If this is all true as it has been presented, the victims failed to tell the police what actions that they took to escalate the situation.
But in all sincerity, I know we can all get angry during traffic related standoffs but what Dumervil should be charged with is not thinking things through before he did something stupid.
I get it, don’t start nothing won’t be nothing. How easy would it have been to think to yourself ‘I’m rich, and I have a lot more money to lose. Do I really need to have the last word here?’
Truthfully, if the facts as reported by the police are correct, Dumervil just took it one step further than most of us have done at one point or another.
Traffic drama is what it is and though most of us have the good sense to at worst let our middle finger do the talking, Dumervil took it beyond where it should have gone but not as far as it could have gone.
But let’s be real here, lord knows what was said between the Range Rover and the Impala and when people leave their car screaming and throwing things at your car, you have one second to process your next step.
But that one step is a crucial one when like it or not you are supposed to be a role model.