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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.

Crooks Are Stupid

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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    djlojak

    over 4 years ago

    200 Comments

    shes nicer than i am , i would have wasted that fool!

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    sapotet

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Good job for her! But she came closed to be blown by a teenager. Do you image what would have happened if in case of an officer like her it would had happened to an inocent civilian, a senior citizen male or female for that matter.

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    Nathalie

    over 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    The stupidity of the criminal element never ceases to amuse me ;-)

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    lawdog8

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Great job! Thankfully she wasn't hurt.

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    jdynomit

    over 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    Excellent work officer, I hope they get some real punishment

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    Checksix

    over 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    Excellant job Caytlin !

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    JimBatesJr

    over 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    Thank GOD the Officer was not shot and all the punks were caught. Now lets hope for appropriate punishment.

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    akwolf98

    over 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    Good job!!!!!

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    sabroso773

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Great job officer!!!

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    MediCop

    over 4 years ago

    110 Comments

    I would love to have seen the look on this little SH's face at the point where he realized he just tried to jack a COP! Great job Caytlin!

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    corylovesandrea

    over 4 years ago

    6222 Comments

    After dealing with juveniles for nearly 10 years, this story truly does not suprise me. It is amazing the things that they do now. Glad to hear that it ended up positively.

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    fletc

    over 4 years ago

    182 Comments

    I wish there was a video of the little buttwipe's face! Go PPD!!

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    Commander005

    over 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    ahh kids these days, lol wow i mean why would you even dare carjack a cop? its just stupid

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    Gombino

    over 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Great job!

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    NC_N4CER

    over 4 years ago

    428 Comments

    You go girl....Great job!

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