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Sex Offender Leads Cops on Low-Speed RV Chase, Escapes

Stephen Houk refused to pull over for hours, is believed to be armed

(Newser) - A sex offender believed to be armed escaped police after leading them on a 100-mile chase in an RV with bicycles strapped to the back, per the AP . It certainly wasn't the fastest escape ever. Authorities say 46-year-old Stephen Houk refused to pull over in Los Angeles around 3pm... More »

Man Fatally Poisons Himself During Police Chase

Police were attempting to pull over rape suspect

(Newser) - A rape suspect died after poisoning himself during a freeway chase in Southern California on Wednesday, authorities said. The pursuit began during the morning commute in Ventura County when officers tried to pull the man over and he sped away, the California Highway Patrol said. The car drove onto the... More »

Body Cam Captures Cop Clinging to Speeding Car

Officer taken to hospital before suspect was caught

(Newser) - If Florida police officer Jon Cusack thought his visit to a retirement community to check on an unconscious couple in a car would be relatively uneventful Tuesday, he thought wrong. The visit would end only after Cusack was dragged by a speeding car for about a half-mile, according to police... More »

Cops: 10-Year-Old Leads Police on 100mph Chase on Turnpike

It's apparently not the first time Ohio boy has been joyriding

(Newser) - A 10-year-old Ohio boy was taken into custody after leading police and state troopers on a dangerous high-speed pursuit that began in Cleveland and ended miles away along the Ohio Turnpike when troopers boxed him in. Authorities say no one was injured during the pursuit that began around 9:30am... More »

Suspected Thief Was Cuffed in Police SUV. Then She Stole It

Toscha Sponsler crashed after 23-minute chase: cops

(Newser) - It's not often police embark on a high-speed chase of their own vehicle, but that's exactly what happened in Texas on Saturday. After receiving a call about a possible shoplifter at a beauty supply store, the Lufkin Police Department says officers chased down 33-year-old Toscha Sponsler, handcuffed her,... More »

Video Shows Cops Kicking Burning Crash Victim

Authorities think the man was an innocent bystander

(Newser) - It is rough to watch: A video from NJ.com shows a man in flames emerging from his burning car after a Sunday night wreck. Police officers then arrive on the scene quickly—and begin kicking him before dragging him away from the flames. The officers apparently thought the man... More »

Pilot Busted With 230 Pounds of Pot After 3-Airport Sting: Cops

It wasn't easy for Texas authorities to get Wayne Brunet to come down from the sky

(Newser) - If you fly your small plane solo from Medford, Ore., to South Texas with only one stop to gas up during the 2,000-mile flight, you're either going for some sort of endurance record or you're trying to get to your destination as quickly as possible for …... More »

Boy's Quest for Soda Becomes High-Speed Police Chase

10-year-old charged with fleeing from police

(Newser) - "It appears he wanted to go shopping." That's what Ohio police say was the motive behind a 10-year-old boy's alleged 11-mile jaunt Sunday behind the wheel of his parents' vehicle, which ended up a little worse for wear. An officer had attempted to stop the vehicle... More »

Cops: Felon Steals Cruiser, Live-Streams Ensuing Chase

The officer had left her keys in the car while getting coffee

(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, NewsOn6.com reports. Police say John Pinney swiped the cruiser after an officer left her keys in it while... More »

Man Stops for Food in Middle of Police Chase

Fleeing the law is hungry work, apparently

(Newser) - A night on the lam can really work up an appetite. The AP reports a hungry Arizona man stopped at In-N-Out in the middle of a police chase Wednesday night. Officers tried to pull over 35-year-old Joshua Adkins around 10:30pm for an outstanding warrant, but police say he refused... More »

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 »

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