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WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE PROBLEM OFFICER? Written By: Matt Layden 17/07/06 EXT. STREET - DAY MICHAEL stands at a hot dog stand on the sidewalk in the downtown area of a busy city. People are dressed in summer clothing and enjoying the sunny day. There are many stores around the area and a giant fountain in the middle of a nearby park. Michael begins to walk around the streets admiring the people walking by and the stores. He finishes his hot dog and wipes his face with a napkin. A cop talking to a homeless man notices Michael and looks at him intensely. COP Hey you. Michael looks over to the cop and sees that he is walking towards him. Michael immediately runs in the opposite direction. COP Hey, stop! The cop begins to chase after Michael, bumping into pedestrians along the way. COP Stop that man. Michael pushes people out of his way as he runs from the cop. He yells at them as he pushes them. MICHAEL Move, get out of my way. Michael runs across the street on a green light, the cars swerve to not hit him. The cop runs across the street as well to keep up with him. Michael is faster then the cop, who is already out of breath, but continuing the chase. The cop takes out his hand radio. COP Suspect on 3rd and main, need back up. Michael runs down the busy sidewalk, knocking over people and their items they carry. The cop tries his best not to hit people, but he still knocks some down. Michael looks back to see how far away the cop is. He notices that the cop is right on his tail. MICHAEL Jesus. Pick it up Michael. Michael runs into a grocery store and down the breakfast aisle. The cop runs into the grocery store as well, with his gun drawn. COP Everyone down now. Get on the floor. Customer in the store do as the cop says, even the employees. The cop looks down all the aisles and sees nothing. He runs to the back of the store. One of the stock boys points to a door that leads to the back alley. The cop runs out the door and sees Michael climbing a ladder to the roof. COP Stop, or I'll shoot. Michael does not listen to this warning, he continues up the ladder. The cop holsters his weapon and climbs the ladder as well. Michael makes it to the top of the roof runs across to the other side, he jumps to the next store, which are connected and only varying in height. The cop finally makes it to the top and continues his chase of Michael. Michael finally reaches the last building and sees there is only one way down, jumping. Before he can make a move, the cop has his gun drawn and stops him. COP Put your hands on your head. Michael's back is turned the cop, but he does as he says. MICHAEL What seems to be the problem officer? COP Slowly, drop down to your knees. MICHAEL I can't do that. COP Drop down to your god damn knees. Michael looks down at the ground below, and jumps. COP Shit. He falls into a table full of apples which are on display. The fruit market is the store they are on and Michael manages to get up and still run away. The cop sees this and does the exact same. Michael runs to a nearby train station, he looks back once again. MICHAEL Jesus, who is this guy? The cop, further away, tries to catch up to him. Michael runs to the tracks, when a train passing by blocks his way to the other side. The cop is gaining ground on Michael. Michael begins to run along side the train. Finally the train passes by and Michael runs pass the tracks. The cop is right behind Michael, he's so close he can reach out at grab him. COP Freeze Mister. The cop grabs Michael, but they both fall to the ground. Both of them begin to roll down a hill. They fight with each other on the way down, Michael still trying to get away and the cop still trying to arrest him. They hit the bottom of the hill and Michael is lying face down on the ground. The cop pulls his hands behind his back and gives him his rights. The cop wipes sweat from his brows. He turns Michael over to face him. COP Oh...sorry. I thought you were someone else. The cop takes off Michaels hand cuffs and helps him up. MICHAEL Oh...uh, yeah, no problem. The cop dusts off Michael. COP Alright then...take it easy. MICHAEL Uh, yeah, you too. They begin to walk off in the opposite direction. The End.
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