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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shovel-Wielding Suspect Takes Police on Chase in Stolen Cruiser

WASHINGTON - A man who assaulted several officers and took police on a car chase after stealing a police cruiser Thursday is finally in custody.

Virginia State Police Trooper C. T. Grzelak responded to a pedestrian in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 66 in Prince William County. At the same time, an Arlington County Police officer pulled up to assist.

When he was approached by officers, the pedestrian began struggling and banging on the trooper's patrol car.

As the officers attempted to arrest him, the man hit the Arlington officer in the face and took off in the officer's cruiser.

The trooper pursued the suspect, with the chase continuing off I-66 and onto Route 29 before returning to I-66 westbound.



Anonymous said...

Why did not the officer kill the Home-Boy?

Anonymous said...

12:50-2 months ago maybe he would have.Now everybody's afraid they'll end up like Zimmerman.The end result is that police will be put in an increasingly dangerous environment.I'm with you on this one.It sounds like he had reason to use deadly force.