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Body Found in Trunk After Ex-Cop Kills Himself

Former Providence officer Franklin Osgood shot himself after police chase

(Newser) - A former police officer killed himself Saturday night after a highway chase with state police, who later discovered the body of the officer's wife in the vehicle's trunk, the AP reports. Franklin Osgood, 61, was a former police officer in Providence, RI, where police say they received a... More »

Guy Was Outrunning Cops—Til a Motorist Had an Idea

Driver picks up police officer, drops him off in front of suspect to make arrest

(Newser) - Weirdest police chase ever: Cops in Norwich, Conn., were chasing a road-rage suspect on foot when a passing motorist happened by and got a little creative, reports the Bulletin . The driver swooped in, picked up officer Matthew Seidel, and then dropped him off in front of the fleeing suspect. Voila:... More »

Report: 600 Shots Fired in Bank Robbery 'Excessive'

2 suspects, 1 hostage were killed in Stockton shootout

(Newser) - California police managed to stop three alleged bank robbers who they say took off in a getaway car with three hostages last year, but it took 600 bullets from 32 officers in one of the most violent conflicts between cops and criminals in law enforcement history, according to a new... More »

Guy Beat by Police Gets $1K, Lawyers Get $459K

Anthony Warren accused 5 cops of excessive force in 2008 chase

(Newser) - Anthony Warren doesn't have much to show for his five-year legal battle with police. The Alabama man ran over an officer during a 20-minute high-speed chase back in 2008 before he crashed and was thrown from the vehicle. It was at that point, however, that an officer's dash... More »

Man Being Chased by Cops Stops to Play With Cats

Daniel Pinedo-Velapatino faces multiple charges in Florida

(Newser) - Daniel Pinedo-Velapatino was apparently so stressed out during a police chase last week he stopped at a stranger's house to play with her cats. The saga began when the 21-year-old allegedly stole $15,000 from a friend in Florida, and police later saw him hit a car at an... More »

Cops: Dad Kills Daughter, 3, After Shootout, Chase

Frederick Roy Miller also shot girl's grandfather, great-grandmother

(Newser) - Frederick Roy Miller had been fighting for custody of 3-year-old daughter Laila since she was six months old. But the Maryland state medical examiner says he stabbed and shot the girl at some point during a police chase and gun battle with officers in Maryland on Saturday, the Washington Post... More »

Man Flees From Police, Runs Into Police Academy

Roger Wayne Beasley Jr. faces multiple charges

(Newser) - It’s a classic case of "out of the frying pan and into the fire." Roger Wayne Beasley Jr., 30, was driving around Wednesday in Biloxi when a cop recognized him and remembered one very important thing—Beasley didn’t have a license, the police chief tells Mississippi'... More »

Wanted Man Climbs on LA Rooftops With Rifle

Police capture him by firing tear gas into house

(Newser) - Police have captured a wanted man who climbed onto rooftops in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood while armed with a rifle after a freeway chase today, and then barricaded himself in a home for several hours. The incident prompted authorities to shut down nearby freeway on-ramps, lock down schools, and... More »

Cops Bill Mom for Dent in Car That Killed Her Son

Grieving mom's lawyer calls $710 bill 'a disgrace'

(Newser) - The NYPD has slapped a grieving mother with a $710 bill—to repair the police car that was dented when it fatally struck her son, the Daily News reports. Police say a cop car chased down 27-year-old Tamon Robinson for stealing decorative stones from the grounds of the housing project... More »

Fleeing Suspect Dies After Plunge Into Niagara Gorge

Cop breaks leg in fall, but rescued short time later

(Newser) - A suspect is dead and a Niagara police officer injured with a broken leg after a chase led to both men spilling over a stone wall and into the 100-feet-deep Niagara Gorge yesterday afternoon, reports the Toronto Sun . Police aren't saying what led to the incident, but local residents... More »

Toddler Ejected From SUV in Police Chase ... Is Fine

Vehicle was fleeing authorities in Lubbock, Texas

(Newser) - In a frightening and miraculous scene caught on tape, a toddler is ejected from an SUV as it does a barrel roll. The 18-month-old girl lands on the road and then picks herself up and starts walking back to the car. Thankfully, she did not suffer any major injuries, reports... More »

Buggy-Driving Amish Teen Tries to Flee Police

Levi Detweiler's parents probably not too happy

(Newser) - In today's Odd Crimes Department, 17-year-old Levi Detweiler was arrested after leading police on a one-mile chase—a very slow mile, we're guessing. The Amish teen was piloting a horse and buggy in Leon, NY, when he allegedly ran a stop sign and then refused to pull over, CBS News... More »

Car Chase Ends With 12-Year-Old Driver in Custody

Child led Texas police on high-speed chase

(Newser) - Police in Texas who needed tire spikes to stop a truck in a high-speed chase got a surprise: The driver was a 12-year-old boy. Dashboard video shows the crying youth exiting the truck with arms raised and saying that he just wanted to talk to his mom. Police say he... More »

Pa. Trooper Dies After Chase, Shootout

Suspect kidnapped his own son, was killed at the scene

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured during a police chase and shootout in the Poconos has died, the Express-Times reports. The incident began last night with a custody dispute. When police arrived at a home in Nazareth, Pa., the 31-year-old suspect fled, taking his 9-year-old son with him. The... More »

Driver Clings to Stolen Truck in 70-Mile Cop Chase

(Newser) - A driver leaped onto his stolen truck as it pulled out of Georgia parking lot and held on for a 70-mile high-speed cop chase, reports CNN. The driver called police from his cell phone from the truck, and clung to the rig as the thief gunned it. The getaway was... More »

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