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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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    excop23260

    over 4 years ago

    796 Comments

    Some creep pointed a firearm at an Officer's head? And then he LIVED? Hey, there's some serious retraining needed here. That scenario ahould have been ended right there, and the perpetrator made an example of. That kind of resolution would have reduced future crime. Deceased criminals do not go on to keep committing their felonies. Lets DONT be complacent out there, guys and gals. Keep yourselves very alive, do your jobs well, and maybe we all go home at the end of the shift, like it's s'posed to be!

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    rebel911wi

    over 4 years ago

    450 Comments

    LMAO!!! Can we say world's dumbest young criminals? And where the hell did a 14yoa get possession of a handgun? I'm just glad he didn't pull the trigger when he had the gun trained on her. He probably crapped his pants when he realized she was a cop he tried to jack! Morons!

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    fsa0033

    over 4 years ago

    324 Comments

    Oh, I can't stop laughing. Too bad she didn't have a camera to catch the juvi's look when he realized she was a cop. Glad I wasn't drinking milk. What a bunch of dolt's.

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    shaun741

    over 4 years ago

    2758 Comments

    I think this lot win the prize for the daftest crooks of the year hands down. Lucky they did not gey shot

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Haha, those are some dummy kids

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    caleigh1989

    over 4 years ago

    184 Comments

    nice...

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    Fortheworld

    over 4 years ago

    796 Comments

    Great Job!!!!

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    bfriskey

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    OK..New candidates for World's Dumbest Criminals' ...

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    rfrost

    over 4 years ago

    330 Comments

    Fantastic!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    You know good example of awareness. I cant tell you how many times I zone out on my way to work just thinking what I am going to do that day, where im gonna take chow ha, and other stuff. The fact that she was enroute to work in her pov but still her head was on a swivel like at work she realized something bad was gonna happen before it did and that helps you mentally prepare so your not shocked like the sheep when it happens and can act. Good job on being aware Officer!

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    32828

    over 4 years ago

    52 Comments

    good job officers.

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    darsavmo

    over 4 years ago

    11354 Comments

    Congratulations to the Officer for her outstanding work!

    Regardless of their ages, these attempted "carjackers" committed a violent felony and should be tried as adults...

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    Greer_parole

    over 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    Teaches you to be aware of your surroundings and don't take the age fro granted.

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    CAZ

    over 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Really how dumb must one be??? or must 5 be??? Can you imagine trying to live this one down on your block. LOL I mean you get out of Juvieand you are the laughing stock of all your friends and school. Trying to car jack a cop HAHAHAHA. I'll say it again some people should not be allowed to have kids.

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    fivtwenty7

    over 4 years ago

    76 Comments

    Awesome job...it could have turned out in so many different ways.

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