Shaquille O’Neal, who is a sworn reserve Police Officer in Miami Beach, had to put his policing skills to use early on Sunday morning. It seems that he was a witness to a hit-and-run accident on his way home after the Miami Heat returned home from Chicago. The hit-and-run involved his Cadillac Escalade. The driver of the car hit O’Neal’s parked car while him and his bodyguard were unloading the Escalade.
The driver of the car fled the scene so O’Neal and his bodyguard pursued the vehicle for about 5 minutes before they finally stopped. O’Neal flagged down an officer and told them what happened. The driver and his friend nearly shit a brick when they saw O’Neal was the one they had hit.
Can you imagine if O’Neal had to do a foot pursuit? Would he be able to even run? He’s barely playing 15 minutes a game after coming off a knee injury. Maybe Shaq can keep Tank Johnson out of trouble while Tank is in Miami for the Super Bowl.
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