Mothers get blamed for a lot of things, but this time, she got a bad rap. After leading police on a high-speed chase trying to escape after robbing a bank, leaning out the window taking shots at the police and then smashing his (stolen?) Corvette into a levee, Terrence Lee Mackey, 63, blamed the whole thing on his Mom.
He wanted to see her. Or so he said. Just missed her.
He had been in prison (now there's a surprise), and located outside of driving distance so his mother was unable to visit him regularly. When asked for a defense, he replied, "I wouldn't be standing here today if I'd been sent to Florida like I asked," claiming instead that officials refused to jail him near his mother in Florida after he violated parole in 1982. Another shocker - a parole violation.
What about the bank robbery? I'm guessing he wanted to give the money to his Mother. And firing at police? "The police were shooting at me," he said.
A classic case of self-defense. Just in case you're wondering, Mr. Mackey will be spending the next 29 years in jail. Likely not near his Mother, either.