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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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    Army_MP_Dixon

    over 4 years ago

    678 Comments

    Good job by the officer. Maybe they should look into the car before they try and rob a uniformed officer.

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    akeribear

    over 4 years ago

    2286 Comments

    I bet he needed a change of underwear when he saw that uniform get out of the car. What a way to ruin your life. Way to go Officer Wood.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Nice job officer!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Surprise, Surprise and a cell is all there is for loser!

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    SalinasNative

    over 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    Score 5 for Officer Wood! She wasn't even on the clock yet and she had 5 down before she ever rolled in to work! Atta Girl!!!!

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    Elite1grey

    over 4 years ago

    1616 Comments

    Can you say losers,losers,losers,losers and losers

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    servingproud

    over 4 years ago

    4670 Comments

    Great Collar.......

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    Chapman38

    over 4 years ago

    622 Comments

    Great job.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19386 Comments

    Surprise, Surprise. Off to jail. Good job.

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    curedgirls

    over 4 years ago

    3622 Comments

    Way to go!!!

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    JP503

    over 4 years ago

    7620 Comments

    Good job

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    CaptainDan166

    over 4 years ago

    1884 Comments

    SURPRISE! Good job Officer Wood.

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    wiseass0282

    over 4 years ago

    10986 Comments

    I bet he messed his pants when he saw the uniform coming out of that car. LOL

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    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Good job to Officer Caitlyn Wood for catching these punks.. I hope they all get a one-way ticket to jail...

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