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Guy Who Led Cops on Low-Speed Chase Tells a Familiar Tale

Man suspected of stealing tow truck said bomb would blow up if he stopped, a la 'Speed'

(Newser) - A man in a tow truck led police on an extremely slow chase through the streets of San Diego on Monday, never hitting speeds over 10mph. The pursuit began around 7:45pm as police went after an allegedly stolen tow truck. Over the course of an hour, officers followed the...

Man Tries to Show Off on First Date, Ends Up Arrested

Taylor Beverly allegedly drove his motorcycle at speeds over 100mph

(Newser) - A Florida man who "drove well over 100mph" on his motorcycle in a bid to escape police told officers he was trying to show off for his passenger, as it was their first date. That's according to Clearwater Police, who say 22-year-old Taylor Beverly ran a red light...

Teen Who Filmed Floyd's Murder Has Distressing News

Darnella Frazier says her uncle was killed in crash while Minneapolis cops were chasing someone else

(Newser) - The teen awarded a Pulitzer Prize special citation for her recording of George Floyd's murder says her uncle has died in an interaction with police. "Minneapolis police killed my uncle ... nothing feels real," Darnella Frazier, 18, wrote Tuesday on Facebook, per NBC News , noting police "took...

Chase Leaves Suspect Dead, 3 Officers Shot

Pursuit began when a driver was clocked at 111mph on a Georgia interstate

(Newser) - A police chase of a speeding driver in Georgia early Monday ended with three officers wounded and a suspect killed. Another suspect was arrested, ABC reports. The chase began about 3:30am, after a state trooper clocked a car going 111mph on an interstate in Carroll County, about 50 miles...

State Settles Over Crushing of Pot Suspect With Bulldozer

Pennsylvania contends man was high and crawled under the machine

(Newser) - The state of Pennsylvania will pay $475,000 to the estate of a man who died underneath a bulldozer that state police had used to chase him for growing a handful of marijuana plants, according to a settlement revealed in court Thursday. Gregory Longenecker, a 51-year-old short-order cook, had fled...

Cops: Robber's Weapon of Choice Was a Needle

Massachusetts woman claimed needle was infected with AIDS, say police

(Newser) - Police say a woman managed to rob a convenience store with a needle she claimed was infected with AIDS before leading officers on a car chase, reports MassLive . It remains unclear whether the needle was actually infected. Raynham Police responded to a convenience store about 6pm Monday after reports that...

100mph Police Chase Ends at Cliff's Edge

Carjacking suspect drove right off the precipice and into the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz, Calif.

(Newser) - A police chase this week in California led to a carjacking suspect plunging over the side of a cliff in the vehicle he was driving—and living to tell the tale. In a statement cited by NBC News , the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office says a report came in...

Driver Doesn't Survive 337-Foot Jump Over River

David Callahan of Fresno, Calif., cleared the river but his vehicle rolled

(Newser) - A California man fleeing police managed to hurtle his car some 340 feet across a river, in a move out of Dukes of Hazzard , though he paid with his life. The driver, identified as 58-year-old David Callahan, was pronounced dead after police caught up with his battered Mercedes sedan. Callahan...

4 Shot Dead After UPS Truck Hijacked

Cops chased suspects for 20 miles

(Newser) - Four people were shot dead after a robbery and truck hijacking came to a bloody end at an intersection in Miramar, south Florida. FBI Special Agent in Charge George Piro says the two robbery suspects, a UPS driver, and a person in a nearby vehicle were killed in a shootout...

He Saw the Speeding Car. He Knew His SUV Could Stop It
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He Saw the Speeding Car. He Knew His SUV Could Stop It

Erick Marciano hailed as a hero for saving pedestrians during police chase in Montreal

(Newser) - A quick-thinking dad of three is being called a hero after throwing his Mercedes SUV in the path of a speeding car. The CBC and Montreal Gazette report Erick Marciano, 48, was on his way to a meeting Tuesday shortly after noon when he saw a Honda speed through a...

Police Dumped in Water Arrest Their Rescuers

Drug trafficking suspects stopped fleeing after boats collided

(Newser) - A boat chase in the Mediterranean ended with an odd twist after a police boat collided with the boat of the suspected drug traffickers they were chasing, sending three cops into the water. The four suspects, however, pulled the unhurt officers to safety—and then were arrested for their trouble....

Cops On Her Tail, Cow Takes Shelter at Chick-Fil-A

Runaway bovine is back home after chase in Indiana

(Newser) - Well, this little bovine wasn't about to go to Burger King. A cow got loose from a trailer in Indiana on Saturday and took off for the nearest Chick-Fil-A, where the animal was then seen sticking its tongue out at officers. A video viewed more than 1.1 million...

Police Chase Ends in River, With Toddler Among the Dead

Her pregnant mom also died in Milwaukee chase

(Newser) - A toddler, her young mother, and a man died when their vehicle drove into a frigid river while being chased by police in Milwaukee. Surveillance video shows the vehicle speeding and the driver losing control before the SUV crashed into the Kinnickinnic River on Monday night, the AP reports. It'...

Wanted Man Dies After Chase Through Fire Zone

Parolee reportedly brandished metallic object

(Newser) - A man who lost his life in the area of the Camp Fire succumbed not to flames but to bullet wounds. An "armed and dangerous wanted parolee" led police on a high-speed chase Thursday and was ultimately shot and killed, Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey says, per the...

After House Awarded to Ex, Man Tries to Kill Her

'Extremely tense' day in Pa. ends with suspect, his parents dead

(Newser) - The hunt for a Pennsylvania man who cops say shot at his ex-wife, then gunned down his elderly parents on Wednesday is over. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan told reporters Thursday that 59-year-old Bruce Rogal had crashed his minivan into his ex-wife's home earlier that morning, and that...

Over a Dozen Cop Cars Chase Wild Tractor

Denver police ram the tractor to protect civilians

(Newser) - Imagine looking outside and seeing over a dozen cop cars chasing ... a tractor. That was the scene in Denver last night when a stolen tractor towing an attachment smashed into cars and buildings as it plowed through downtown, the Huffington Post reports. Addie Hooper, 20, was visiting from Texas with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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