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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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  • Iceland_5

    wiuleja58

    over 4 years ago

    108 Comments

    Job Security !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! right there

  • American_flag_eagle_max50

    NewYork911

    over 4 years ago

    1672 Comments

    Awsome!! Great Job.

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    SERT0629

    over 4 years ago

    474 Comments

    Here's your sign!! Idiot.

  • Th_detective_max50

    Retleo

    over 4 years ago

    5524 Comments

    AWESOME job by Officer Wood! These five "Children" are nothing but Street Scum that need to be put out with the trash. Thankfully Officer Wood was not injured in this incident. These little cretins are not "CHILDREN", their actions prove that they are already adult minded criminals! Lock them up and let them rot in jail for a while, and I do not want to hear any crap from the Boo-Hoo Liberal crowd about them being "Children" either!

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    graske

    over 4 years ago

    138 Comments

    Talk about luck! The officer could have made an example of the kid.....DOA. But captured the gang instead. Great work!

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    P89Hydra

    over 4 years ago

    740 Comments

    Stupid kid got owned!

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    mcculln

    over 4 years ago

    56 Comments

    I'm glad the officer is ok, and the punks were caught...great way for them to start their lives!

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    orangebomber01

    over 4 years ago

    1008 Comments

    Glad he did not pull the trigger.

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    kevw25

    over 4 years ago

    1298 Comments

    What a moron. Lucky He isn't DEAD.

  • Divas_missy_tina_max50

    tamra

    over 4 years ago

    944 Comments

    YOU GO GIRL!!! but sad, 2 14year olds???

    and true, this could have been worse. but man, let another person complain about an officer involved shooting after seeing something like this. 5 teens and 1 of the youngest made the armed demand!!! sad. wonder what their parents said or if they even cared??

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    joel45acp

    over 4 years ago

    204 Comments

    "Officer, my boys are good boys." "They were jus havn' some fun an all." I can already hear it now. Parents will place blame elsewhere rather than on themselves. "Stupid is as stupid does."

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Moronic behavior knows no age....

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    Lawful_Blue

    over 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    Dumb kids.........

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    BPD425

    over 4 years ago

    62 Comments

    I'm sure the "parents" wil say that society failed these yoots to the point of one of them pointing a gun at an innocent person with the intent of killing them for a car........ RIGHT!!!!!

    It's morons like these that keeps us employed. I wonder if Miranda was read to him properly.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Well I hope these numb skulls learn this isn't the way to make a living. Glad everyone involved was arrested.

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