She cussed out police and begged for Texas State Troopers to just leave them alone, but that’s not how the law works.
Update 5/1/2020- Oh no baby, what is you doin?
Update 4/30/2020- Marissa’s charges are listed in this updated from KRIS 6 News.
Corpus Christi Teen Marissa Alexah Cooper, a supposed Cocktail waitress at Cheetas Mens Club, and two other teens, went on Facebook Live after police lit them up for speeding on I-37. Instead of stopping and pulling over, with thousands of people watching their broadcast, the three teens led police on a 20-mile chase that probably hit triple-digit speeds before they were immobilized by spike strip.
Here are the viral videos below.
According to KIIITV of South Texas, the chase started out near Edroy, TX and ended near Up River Road in greater Corpus Christi.
The first video starts out shortly after police catch them for speeding. Based on the dashboard and side mirror, they are driving a late model Chevrolet Impala.Throughout the entire chase, Marissa films herself and the driver weaving in and out of traffic, State Troopers in Chevrolet Tahoes and Ford F-series trucks, following close behind.
Marissa claims that, “These laws (police) been chasing us since San Antonio. We’re not even in their county line no more.”
What she cannot realize is that these are State Troopers have jurisdiction throughout the entire State of Texas.
Marissa then divulges why they started speeding.
“I ain’t got no warrant, but my brother and her home girl are on the run… I was just trying to help Nate (Nathaniel) out, get out of Corpus, my bad.”
“I can’t go to jail, I’m going to get harboring of a fugitive times two.”
Halfway through the first video, one state trooper allegedly tries a pit maneuver on their Impala.
“…they tried to get on our ***, they tried to wreck into us. What kind of trash is that?”
They catch up to one State Trooper who attempts to stop them, weaving back and forth in front of their Impala before they eventually blow past him.
Marissa shouts, “Let’s give them **** a run for their money if they want to keep on playing. Let’s f****** run it.”
They all exit on Navigation Blvd close to where police laid out a spike strip. You can hear the other lady passenger say how, “They ******* popped my tire. I literally have zero air pressure (in them.)
With tires out of air, their Impala spins out of control and crashes. We can hear police making their arrests, Marissa yelling into the car and into her phone that, “I’m sorry Momma.”
With little to no traffic thanks to a “Shelter in place order,” it was all too easy to put the pedal to the metal and attempt to speed away from the police. It’s a common misconception that you can just “run from police” and get away, but most times, with multiple responding officers and an air unit if needed, your chances of getting caught are almost guaranteed.
It was foolish for them to run. Not only did they endanger their lives, but other Texan commuters around them.
Texas State Troopers probably had their cameras rolling, but for sure this video evidence will be included when the judge sees their cases.
Then there’s the need for young people to record and stream everything. Marissa claims she starts filming to protect herself against police abuse, but on some level, I think she saw this as an opportunity for major internet clout.
Since her videos have gone up they’ve been shared over 30,000 times with 500,000 views and counting.
What do you think? Do you think Marissa started filming for a drop of internet clout? If they evaded arrest, how would this video help her case? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.