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Boy Attempts to Carjack Uniformed, Off Duty Officer

Boy Attempts to Carjack Uniformed, Off Duty Officer

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via YellowBrix

December 15, 2009

A 14-year-old boy attempted to carjack an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer at gunpoint yesterday, but he was foiled when the officer, who was wearing her uniform, got out of her car and chased him down.

Officer Caytlin Wood was sitting in her own car yesterday afternoon, idling on Pearl Street in Bloomfield, when a group of five teenagers caught her attention, police said.

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She called for backup, but while she was on the phone, one of the teenagers, the 14-year-old boy, walked toward her car and said something to her. When she started to roll down her window, the teenager pointed a gun at her head and told her to get out of the car.

When Officer Wood opened her car door, the teenager ran away. She ran after him, catching him about one block away and retrieving the gun he had used.

All five teenagers in the group were arrested. Two were 14, one was 15, one was 16 and one was 17.

All of them were charged with robbery of a motor vehicle and criminal conspiracy.

The 14-year-old boy who pointed the gun at Officer Wood was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm, according to police.

Officer Wood had been preparing to leave for her 4 p.m. to midnight shift when she noticed the teenagers.

Police said she was in her uniform at the time, but her city police insignia was obscured by a sweatshirt she was wearing.

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    Sgt_Hondo402

    over 1 year ago

    94 Comments

    Stupid teenage punks, this is why a father figure is so important

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    excop23260

    over 1 year ago

    796 Comments

    Good JOB, Officer Wood. Woulda been proud to have served as your partner pre-retirement. Now BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.

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    DRAGONEYE21

    almost 2 years ago

    8 Comments

    I think that it is very sad the way the world is changing. I continue to pray for all of our officers in uniform. I am currently going to be attending College for Criminal Justice Law Enforcement I look forward to serving with you all in whatever field I decide to go into.

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    DRAGONEYE21

    over 2 years ago

    8 Comments

    Great job officer! Thank you for keeping the streets safe.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Great police work,Officer Wood.This story simply bears out the proof of what I have always believed.Some individuals were born completely STUPID and work hard the remainder of their miserable lives to improve on that image.

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    hallie_hal

    almost 4 years ago

    218 Comments

    HAHA..... these kids must have had priceless faces when they saw her

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    TimTheTanker

    over 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    I wish I could see the looks on their faces when the "oh sh*t factor" kicked in!

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    Tetra021

    over 4 years ago

    492 Comments

    Wow, that was a bold move by a nimrod kid. Reminds me of my ride along with a female polk co, deputy. 5'1" and a 3rd degree blackbelt in Hapkido

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    nadunique

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    Good for Her.....People need to realize....Never underestimate the power of a woman, especially one in Uniform......My hat is off to her.....(Signed....A Retired Female Law Enforcement Officer)

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    revCCBeasley

    over 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    I agree 532

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    HCSO531

    over 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    14 dang this is sad, great job to the officer

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I have to believe that one of the charges against this puke bag has to be Feloneous Stupidity

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    bartlett705

    over 4 years ago

    64 Comments

    Never give up, and never back down. Great job Officer Wood.

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    LAC155

    over 4 years ago

    80 Comments

    Awesome job!

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    LordEnki

    over 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    Another happy ending

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