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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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  • Borat_lebanon0109_max50

    J_T

    over 4 years ago

    818 Comments

    Great job by Officer Wood. I hope these young idiots haven't started breeding yet.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Little punk's man enough to pull a gun, he's man enough to do time. See you when you're 50, punk!

  • Cot_max50

    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    cant fix stupid. great job Officer Wood!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Another case of a criminal picking the wrong potential victim. Carry a weapon off-duty and support lawful concealed carry for civlians in your jurisdiction so that there will be more cases of picking the "wrong victim".

  • Airborne_max50

    rsteade

    over 4 years ago

    1030 Comments

    What morons!!!! IMHO every one of those juveniles are nothing but wasted DNA. I hope someone in the District Attorney's Office has the stones to remand them to adult criminal court.

  • 74596_129289523905506_927477597_n_max50

    CadetAK

    over 4 years ago

    3416 Comments

    Waiting for the parents to cry "police brutality" against minors in 3....2.......

  • Ba_old_glory_max50

    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42222 Comments

    Charge the"boy" gunslinger with ag or attempted and fry his butt! Teenagers like these are all morons!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Nice job to this officer! Hope this punk kid learns his lesson.

  • Evil_max50

    Scurge

    over 4 years ago

    1232 Comments

    Great job.......
    but I rarely wear my uniform to and from work and I live in a rural area. In a large city I'd never wear it in my POV obscured insignia or not. My shooting sitck(s) wold be concealed and I'd try to blend in as best as I could

  • Fa03_max50

    FAbano

    over 4 years ago

    82 Comments

    great job and @ the same time thank god nothing else happen ,but just that . lets al be aware and alert of our surroundings, and always be safe out there on duty or not. take care Officer Wood.

  • Birthday_09__max50

    sergioa

    over 4 years ago

    50 Comments

    Great Job Sista. It would of been great if she bent him over her knee and gave him an old fashion whoopin. Thats what these kids are missing these days.

  • Fallen_20heroes_max50

    P820

    over 4 years ago

    366 Comments

    ROFLMAO That is unreal!

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    LynchburgPD2020

    over 4 years ago

    194 Comments

    How stupid could you be. You just ruined you whole life right there.

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    MeanStreets949

    over 4 years ago

    2318 Comments

    And HHHHHEEEEEERRRRREEEEESSSS yer sign..............................

  • Me_max50

    THREE17

    over 4 years ago

    1284 Comments

    Its time for the 14 year old to change jobs or go back to school , good thing he still can choose

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