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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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    DarkBlue

    over 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    Ditto Maugwa !!

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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Good job on the officer's part, glad she wasn't hurt and I agree with what Maugwa said.

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    36TR

    over 4 years ago

    7620 Comments

    STUPID PEOPLE = JOB SECURITY!!
    Great Job on the officer's part!!!

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    krakin_13

    over 4 years ago

    470 Comments

    'Felony Stupid' should be on the books for situations like this, professional work Officer Wood.

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    BklynsFinest347

    over 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    The savages are breeding their little vermin to rob & kill. I say spay & neuter all the family members & their offspring & put them all in jail so they wouldn't contaminate the rest of society. Good job by the off-duty.

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    Jason_Reel

    over 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    And the dumbass award of the day goes to this guy! Just goes to show that many parents have no idea what their kids are doing these days. I'll bet mommy will be one of those who swears (to God, no less) that her sweet inocent baby could never do something like that.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Good job Officer. Well done girl. Thumbs up for you.
    The "kids" are...
    Well, no kids to me, but a pack of predatory young criminals in their way to BIGGER and WORST things...
    Just imagine for a second this happened to be any other female, not a Police Officer.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Wow.. it's really sad what kids are doing these days. Ruining their whole future at a very young age. Good job officer.

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    Chief171

    over 4 years ago

    3192 Comments

    What a genius. Great job to the officer

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    Jamie42

    over 4 years ago

    280 Comments

    I'm sure the parents of these "upstanding juvenile citizens will be out in force trying to convince the media that their "darling" little children would never do anything like this and this "mean, bad cop" just set them up. I congratulate Officer Wood in a job well done and "scoring" a "five for one" arrest. I am also glad the She did not get hurt in this incident and was able to continue on her shift. Probably took her entire shift just to write out the report on these "bozos".

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    skascooter007

    over 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Officer Caytlin Wood great work and thank god you were not injured.
    WTF 14 - 17
    I bet the parents are proud of what their kids have accomplished..

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    bill9823

    over 4 years ago

    2116 Comments

    Great job

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    chpprsinc

    over 4 years ago

    398 Comments

    Awesome story kudos to officer Wood

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I replay this exact scenerio everyday when I am in my POV. I am right handed so when I am given the order to get out of my vehicle I have to reach to my right to disconnect my seatlbelt.
    I'm coming back up with the sidearm I carry and I ain't gonna stop shooting until the slide locks back.............dirtbag sob's.

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    TheSarge

    over 4 years ago

    1450 Comments

    HOLY SMOKE !!! Are you kidding me? Did 14-year old beluga boy not register at the very least command presence from Officer Wood? Sounds like this knucklehead would have tried to shank the Shaq, too.

    I'm crowning here. Can't stop this muffled laughing.

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