"I Just Had a Bad Day"-- A Dallas Woman Describes Her Wild, Drug-Fueled Ride Through Oak Cliff

Categories: Crime, Drugs

Reshonda Fields
Last night in Oak Cliff, at about 8 p.m., two Dallas police officers watched a dark-colored Cadillac speed through a red light. The car did stop at the next red light, at Hampton Road and Illinois Avenue, which is where the cops caught up with it.

At first, it seemed like it would be a run-of-the-mill traffic stop, but they quickly realized that the woman driving the Cadillac, who they identified later as 39-year-old Reshonda Fields, wasn't obeying the red light; she had plowed into the pack of a Nissan pickup. She was still doing it, too, ramming into the car over and over until she had pushed it across the intersection and into a nearby parking lot. Fields drove on, ignoring the two officers, and made it two miles before finally crashing into a street light.

The cops, approaching with their guns drawn, could see smoke filling the interior of the car. The "vehicle was subsequently observed to be on fire, swiftly becoming engulfed," as they would note later in their incident report.

Still, Fields ignored the cops' increasingly insistent demands that she get out of the car. Finally, one of them shattered the driver's-side window with his night stick and unlocked the door, placing her in handcuffs as he moved her away from the burning vehicle for questioning.

Fields told police that the preceding chase, the one that ended with her car wrapped around a light pole, had been "fun." Then, she gave the cops a clue as to why she might have thought so.

"I was smoking a little wet tonight," she told them, meaning weed laced with formaldehyde, PCP or both, in other words.

She continued: "I just had a bad day. My kids are testing me. My baby's father won't make him mind."

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Cue Daniel Powter on piano.....


..."My baby's father won't make him mind."

Maybe its because he's a baby daddy, and not a husband. Fuck this lot.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

It looks like girlfriend had a bad hair day, too. 


Come on.  I can't be the only person who read, "ramming into the car over and over" and immediately pictured Kathy Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes screaming, 'Towanda!" in the grocery store parking lot.


You just can't make this kind of shit up.  SMH LOL

TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Makes you wonder what a "good day" in this woman's life looks like.


I guess the "celebrate divershitty" guy was busy today. I figured he'd be the first comment.


I saw this last night.  I saw the car smoking going south on Hampton with the police chasing.  Did not know about the wreck at Hampton and Illinois until I got to the Hampton Station.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

I'm tired of being responsible ... I need to find something solid that I could blame my irresponsibility on.  Any suggestions?

ruddski topcommenter

Another batch of bad formaldehyde.


who hasn't been there?  best to you reshonda.

ChrisYu topcommenter

poor lady just had a bad day. keep her in jail until she cheers up.


That's exactly what was going through my mind!

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