High Speed Chase In Stolen Police Car

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Updated: 2/27/2011 10:30 pm Published: 2/27/2011 9:57 pm

"We were scared," says 911 caller, Rena Brown. "Especially, when he had stopped there by the bridge because we couldn't go forward, we couldn't go backwards."

Police would have struggled without Rena Brown's help.

"I called 911, to tell them there was a police officer drinking or someone had stolen a police car," says Brown.

She explained to dispatch what she saw on the road.

"He started swerving lane to lane, which made us suspicious," explains Brown. "Then he turned his lights off. We watched him for awhile. Everybody kept slowing down. Everybody was afraid to pass him."

Officers tell me the man driving the car had stolen a Tulsa police cruiser. It all started when police arrived at his home around 9:30 Saturday night-- attempting to arrest him for a felony warrant. Instead he took off in their police car.

"Some knuckle head going the wrong direction in a stolen police car," describes Roger County Sheriff, Scott Walton. "So it was high time to use whatever force was necessary to end this before some innocent person was hurt,"

The high speed chase continued along the 412 eastbound, then took a turn.

"He stopped, he crossed the median pulled off into the ditch," describes Brown. "Officers got out and drew their guns."

Troopers say that's when the driver was shot in the elbow but that shot didn't stop him, he started down the westbound highway driving against traffic.

"Anybody in their right mind wouldn't have done what this individual did," says Walton.

OHP finally pulled a pit maneuver and stopped the chase. Brown watched it all go down and although she doesn't call herself a hero she says she's glad she could help.

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Unwashed Mass - 3/1/2011 12:00 AM
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There was never any mention of a gunfight between this looser and the OHP when it was first reported, but now 2 days later OHP is saying the guy shot at them? Ok, now we need to see the video because you dont know who to believe.

Unwashed Mass - 2/28/2011 12:08 PM
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Police will give you a ticket for leaving your car running while you go into QT or whatever. They remind you that it's a good way to get a car stolen, and that people are watching for that. They speak from experience.
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