It'd be your reaction, too, if the 7-foot-1 angry guy whose SUV you and a buddy just sideswiped was Shaq.
Junior Rondon told me Sunday night he and Emmneuo Cibrin were just leaving Vision nightclub in Coconut Grove around 4 a.m. when Cibrin nicked a black Cadillac Escalade -- bad move No. 1.
The pair kept going -- bad move No. 2 -- but Shaq, a reserve police officer, and his bodyguard jumped into action and chased them. Rondon said he and Cibrin thought the guys in the Escalade were going to hurt them, so Cibrin tried to get away.
But Officer Shaq caught up with the young men a few minutes later. He flagged down an on-duty officer, who wrote up Cibrin for several violations. But not before the Heat star gave the partying friends a stern tongue-lashing.
"He told us to shut up," Rondon said, still amazed it was Shaq in that SUV. "Of all the people. I mean, damn."
Perhaps it's time the bum-kneed Shaq (who is easing his way back onto the court after missing 35 straight games) drop the whole basketball thing and switch over to full-time crimefighting. Sunday's incident was the third time Shaq has found himself assisting South Florida police agencies since he started training with the Miami Beach police department in 2005.