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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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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    LOL Great job officer!!!

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    OfficerWard

    over 4 years ago

    1384 Comments

    Great job and nobody got hurt. Best case scenario!

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    LaMalinche

    over 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    I wish I could have seen this! Good job officer!

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    trooperman911

    over 4 years ago

    2544 Comments

    Officer Wood, you are commended for a "Job Well Done", and I thank God the perp was a naive stupid fourteen year old, that found your presence as an Officer threatening and ran; you quick thinking and apprehension is astronomical to say the very least.

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    LT120

    over 4 years ago

    564 Comments

    IDIOTS!!!!!,Excellent Job Officer Wood!!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    HA HA HA.

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    MIKIESPLACE

    over 4 years ago

    1368 Comments

    great police work by this OFF-DUTY OFFICER. I am wondering what happened from the tyime he pointed weapon at the officers head to the time she ran him down-did his apparant young age give this officer pause from using deadly force?

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Great job by the officers in running this punk to ground and getting the gun. Good job by the other officers in rounding up the rest of them. I hope they get some jail time.

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    insighthunting

    over 4 years ago

    1402 Comments

    Oops. He'll get an education.

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    RescueNanny

    over 4 years ago

    2646 Comments

    Young and dumb....always a good combination for arrest.

  • Sany0471_max50

    J_D

    over 4 years ago

    60 Comments

    Sounds like the kid was feeling bold behind the gun. Until the female Officer stood up. haha Thats all it took. Kids prob banging his head against wall right now. glad nobody got hurt

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    sylverfesse

    over 4 years ago

    136 Comments

    Good job!!!! police 5 vs criminal 0

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    nypd3527

    over 4 years ago

    262 Comments

    great jobguess they think to look before they try this again

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    FutureDeputySheriff

    over 4 years ago

    122 Comments

    good job ! glad no one got hurt and the boys were brought to justice !

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    ksphatcop

    over 4 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Nice....14 and very very stupid. Must be something in the water because you know his mommy is gonna say how good a boy he is and how he would never do something like this.

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