I think we at least have to give Herbert Foster an A for effort. His getaway plan was actually sort of clever, especially if we’re grading on the Florida curve.
Investigators said Foster was stopped in the 1200 block of Ridgewood Avenue near Holly Hill at 11:16 p.m. Friday.
Foster ran from the traffic stop and two witnesses said Foster was headed to his Espanola Avenue home. As deputies headed to the home, a caller reported Foster was hiding behind a sport utility vehicle. As officers got there, they saw Foster walking out but he then turned and took off running, the report states. Shortly after, dispatchers got a call from someone reporting Foster drove from the area in a Ford Mustang. In a second call, the same person reported Foster was in Hollyland Park, reports show.
That person, as you may or may not have figured out, was Foster, who police found with the help of one of their dogs in the same area in which they’d last spotted him. When he was searched, a cell phone was discovered, and a check soon revealed it to have the same number that had been calling 911.
He was charged with making false 911 calls, cocaine possession, resisting an officer without violence and driving with a suspended license.