Cops: Felon Steals Cruiser, Live-Streams Ensuing Chase

The officer had left her keys in the car while getting coffee
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2016 4:32 PM CDT
John Pinney   (Mugshot)

(Newser) – No wonder more people are ditching cable for the internet. A 25-year-old felon allegedly live-streamed himself stealing a cop car and leading police on a high-speed chase Monday night in Oklahoma, reports. Police say John Pinney swiped the cruiser after an officer left her keys in it while getting coffee in Tulsa. The ensuing chase lasted for more than half an hour and reached speeds of up to 120mph. According to Tulsa World, it also endangered kids trick-or-treating in residential neighborhoods. During the chase, Pinney allegedly used the officer's iPad to record video on Facebook Live, talking about music, life in prison, and more.

The chase ended with Pinney's arrest in front of his parents' house. He was booked on a litany of complaints, including failure to wear a seat belt, and police say there's no clear reason why Pinney swiped the cruiser. Pinney was already on probation for a number of crimes, including assaulting a police officer. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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