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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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    CTDouthit

    over 4 years ago

    68 Comments

    Great job, observant and keep her cool.

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    rhicks183

    over 4 years ago

    358 Comments

    Awesome...Great job officer. There should be more stories like this out there. I bet the community will wake up a little after this one. Carjackings should go down a bit for a while

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    kaalima

    over 4 years ago

    1748 Comments

    Great job, Officer Wood !!

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    David4946

    over 4 years ago

    1326 Comments

    " Get out of the car or i'll shoot" ...(oh crap). Ummmm just kidding ???

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    TinBadge

    over 4 years ago

    946 Comments

    Great Work! My Hat Is Off to Her.

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    Kath

    over 4 years ago

    1812 Comments

    Great going officer!

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    rockclimber07

    over 4 years ago

    158 Comments

    now that's some great work there! I am very glad no one was hurt and the boys were brought to justice! Way to go!

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    Talon

    over 4 years ago

    638 Comments

    Way to go! I'm glad to see that this ended the way that it did! This could have gone bad really quick, especially when this kid already had a gun at her head.

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    Omarra67

    over 4 years ago

    2284 Comments

    Kit2002, the new juvy system should be back to the parents. Have mom or dad kick their arses.

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    2pe3y7dpb8

    over 4 years ago

    250 Comments

    Three words...Dee da dee

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    nightwatch

    over 4 years ago

    356 Comments

    glad she's ok, Great Job in getting them

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    Perl

    over 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Too bad she chased him. She could have popped his azz without leaving her seat and breaking a sweat.... Great job!
    ~Wf

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    10918 Comments

    Good work, Officer Wood !! Another failure of the victim selection process by a would-be thief .....

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    USvapd1919

    over 4 years ago

    156 Comments

    Criminals are getting dumber younger now. Good job to the Officer for the catch.

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    StoneCounty7

    over 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    here's your sign, boy they just start getiing dumber even younger now a days

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