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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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.... More »

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... More »

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'... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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 »

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