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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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    catm131

    over 4 years ago

    178 Comments

    great job! what a little punk! glad he'll be off the street for a while.

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    Kit2002

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Good job! Kids think they run the planet these days. If the juvy system wasn't so screwed up they might actually get some punishment...

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    Sheriff_1

    over 4 years ago

    8026 Comments

    Good job. Stay alert always because never can tell what is at the next turn. Not the brightest kid on the block

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    Strobelight140

    over 4 years ago

    7520 Comments

    From 9-99, blind, cripple, or crazy, all ciminals are dumb!!!

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    commando31642

    over 4 years ago

    1148 Comments

    That was good on her behalf .But how stupid were they,attempted car jacking of a Police Officer.

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    jonathan257

    over 4 years ago

    110 Comments

    That kid lucky he didn't one between the eyes.

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    AnchAK

    over 4 years ago

    152 Comments

    Good job for Officer Wood. Everyone be safe out there. Remember officer safety, always.

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    OFCTAYLOR

    over 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    good job that just show every officer alway be on alert.

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    deputy137

    over 4 years ago

    20 Comments

    Outstanding job by Officer Wood. That boy needs a foot to the hine quarters and his parents need some leather work

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    creekcop

    over 4 years ago

    1056 Comments

    Here's your sign!

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    APDSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    1064 Comments

    This could have ended bad. I'm glad it didn't.

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    b1b2n3

    over 4 years ago

    886 Comments

    ha ha that's awsome

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Good Job Officer Wood

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    marqmd

    over 4 years ago

    548 Comments

    Hope they lock this punk away for a long time. Also hope he was humiliated pissing his pants when he realized it was a cop he was trying to carjack!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Well done Officer Wood. This is demonstrative of the reality that the next generations of criminals may not include the best and brightest of America's sophisticants and intellectuals (no aspiring NASA scientists or research PHD candidates in this crew lol)! I am glad the jr. robbers were apprehended and the officer was not hurt.

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