Missouri Teen Tries to Evade in Police Car
Apparently, a 17-year-old teen from Springfield, Missouri attempted unsuccessfully to take off in a police car after he had been arrested on Monday afternoon, ridelust.com via news-leader reported.
The story started at about 2:20 p.m when officers in an unmarked police car stopped the 17-year-old boy on Nichols Street just east of Broadway Avenue because he was driving erratically, reported Lt. Kevin Grizzell of the Springfield Police Department. While officers were doing their regular control on the motorist, they received reports of shots fired in the neighborhood. Officers soon realized the teenager they had just stopped was involved in the reported crimes and the car he was driving erratically was actually stolen.
"The person the officer had stopped was the suspect in the shots fired call," Grizzell said.
Therefore, both the 17-year-old whose identity hasn't yet been revealed and his passenger were arrested. Officers separated the two suspects, the passenger being taken to another police patrol car and the 17-year-old being put in the front seat of the unmarked patrol car. In the meantime, the officer who initially stopped the suspect driver was searching the stolen car.
That was the perfect opportunity the youngster needed to put into practice what he had seen in police movies and immediately took of in the unmarked police car.
"The search of the vehicle found evidence related to the shots fired," Grizzell said. "That's when the kid took off. He slipped his hands in front of him and slid over and took off."
However, he didn't manage to get too far as police officers found him after a few minutes hidden in shed behind a house on West Scott Street. He came down when the officers requested, but he cut his hands so, he had to be taken to hospital for medical care. After that, he was transported to the Greene County Jail.
"He's 17 years old but he's legal, so he's in trouble," Grizzell said.
If he is found guilty, the youngster might be charged with several crimes such as weapon and assault charges and theft of two vehicles.