Siblings Arrested After Fighting Over Who Got To Ride Shotgun
It isn't the first argument that shotgun privilege has caused, and it certainly won't be the last. However, it might just be the most explosive.
You see, whilst most of us settle such an argument with either an accepted right of privilege, or simply whoever calls it first, that wasn't the case for Bret and Brianna Brezenski.
By the end of their dispute they'd had a car chase, been tackled by a police officer, and ended up on their way to jail - presumably both in the back of a police cruiser.
So, let's get to the bottom of it.
27-year-old Bret was picking his 20-year-old sister Brianna up from work. However, his younger sister allegedly kicked off about Bret's girlfriend sitting in the front of the car.
It escalated into a full scrap, and some workers setting up the town Christmas tree spotted the distress Bret's girlfriend - who, as a victim, is anonymous - was in.
That's when they called the cops.
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Enter Olyphant Police Chief James Devoe.
He told local news outlet WNEP: "They [the workers] called me and said 'there's a girl, they're keeping hostage in the car and she's yelling for help'."
When the officer arrived, the car sped off and a chase ensued.
Devoe continued: "Traffic was packed, they were driving like animals.
"Stuff you could have flipped a coin over, and now we have people who could have gotten killed."
It carried on after the chase ended. Despite co-operating to start with, Bret became aggressive once the chief put down his weapon.
Devoe explained: "I got him calmed down for a second and told him 'get up against the car', but as soon as he saw me put my weapon down, he attacked me again, so I picked him up and threw him into the grass."
Then, out of nowhere, in piled his sister. She attacked Devoe, but was detained as well once back-up arrived.
As for the girlfriend, she's filed for a restraining order against both of the siblings, as well as other members of the Brezenski family.
Unsurprisingly, both suspects refused to comment on the incident when they were approached by WNEP outside the Olyphant police headquarters.
Featured Image Credit: WNEP