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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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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3804 Comments

    I keep coming back to this, it's like a dream come true..Except if it was an adult, he may have shot her,,thats why I keep a gun in the side panel of the door, I'm coming out shooting....What a world we live in..

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    Norsehero

    over 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    Good job Oficer Wood! Keep up with the officer safety and the keen eye.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    This little scum bag punk should do, life for feloneous STUPIDITY.

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    sfcstevens

    over 4 years ago

    80 Comments

    Outstanding Job, but these punks are NOT THUGS IN TRAINING, THEY ARE THUGS and need to be TREATED as the scum they are, no quarter and give them HELL. I drive my pov to work everyday (don't wear anything over my uniform shirt) but when I and my young daughter were in my pov a few years ago I had a dirt bag point a gun at me, to make a long story short he is now still spending another Christmas behind bars, and I have no feelings about him being behind those bars.

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    abram_arellano

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Good Job! I have worked as a police officer, and it is ALWAYS nice to get these scum bags off the street. These "thugs in training" need to be made an example of! Anybody who is a cop understands why she was wearing a sweater over her uniform shirt when she is in her personal vehicle. GREAT JOB!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Job security! Ah, yes and another Darwin Award winner! Sheesh. How about no Monday morning quarterbacking here guys. We don't have all the details.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Great Job!!!!

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    dixiedemon02

    over 4 years ago

    84 Comments

    LOLOL...thats awesome!!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    hmmmm what kind of tree did that apple drop from??

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    Private_profile

    over 4 years ago

    1134 Comments

    New program on TV, Ca Jacking kids, Guess Santa wont be stopping in the Ghetto this year!

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    wendy_seiber

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Nobody can say exactly what they'd do in her situation. She did what she needed to do...The kids were caught and nobody's dead. I say nice job!

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    chiefkcr

    over 4 years ago

    3620 Comments

    Great job by the Officer. I glad things turned out the way they did.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    You go girl! =)

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    Crazyhd

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    She is doing the right thing to get the boys off the street to try the crime... even though she was wearing sweatshirt or not as she did the citizenship role on duty or off duty!! She is great to the law enforcement!!!

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    veronica3

    over 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    that what the teenager boy get for trying stupid things like is

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