Clifton New Jersey police apprehended a man who allegedly stole a police patrol car and then crashed it.
The suspect reportedly committed the crime late at night. According to officials, the suspect was walking in the area of Cathedral Avenue and Orange Street in Nutley NJ when he began to harass multiple people who were also walking on the sidewalk at the time. One of the harassment victims dialed 911 and contacted the local police department, which subsequently sent cops to the scene.
When police officers got to the area, they saw the suspect and attempted to talk to him. However, at some point the suspect allegedly got into one of the police patrol cars and drove away. Police officers pursued the suspect in what turned into a high-speed pursuit through Nutley and Clifton, New Jersey.
The police chase came to an end when the suspect crashed the patrol car on the Passaic Avenue Ramp just north of the Route 3 overpass in Clifton, New Jersey.
Three people were injured in the motor vehicle accident.
The suspect was placed under arrest and will probably face a host of criminal charges, including auto theft.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Steals Police Car, 3 Hurt When He Plows into SUV, Report Says.”