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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.

Crooks Are Stupid

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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    7yt43tquma

    over 4 years ago

    7202 Comments

    Good job Officer Wood, I am so glad no one tried to hurt you........^5!

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    over 4 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Great collar officer Wood!

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    RetiredPublicSafety

    over 4 years ago

    162 Comments

    "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."

    Speaks very highly of the officer involved and the Pittsburgh PD. Great job.

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    GMEN48

    over 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    GOOD JOB THE OFFICER SHOWED GREAT PATIENTS

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    BRKPD143

    over 4 years ago

    382 Comments

    Good job Ofc. Bet the little Sh*t, Sh*t his pants.

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    DallasCo417

    over 4 years ago

    390 Comments

    I'm proud of you Officer Wood!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Awesome job officer, glad to hear you didn't get hurt!

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    futurekckofficer

    over 4 years ago

    16 Comments

    Lmao!!! Those retards! Why does a 14 year old have a gun?!? Why did he decide it was a good idea to point it at the officer? Those kids are so stupid! What a brilliant wad to screw up
    your life!

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    dep64

    over 4 years ago

    190 Comments

    Great job

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Thats freakin awesome.

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    Riot

    over 4 years ago

    516 Comments

    DOH!

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    tigerlilly_07

    over 4 years ago

    1322 Comments

    Great job officer! I'm glad your okay and unharmed!

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    Moen_85

    over 4 years ago

    686 Comments

    Great job!!

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    TrojanDaddyO

    over 4 years ago

    2350 Comments

    Great job Officer Woods. Guess this shows how good of a job she does & also that she was being watched over by our Officers from Heaven above.

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    DDemlong

    over 4 years ago

    2238 Comments

    awesome job officer !!!

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