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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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    NorthernCop

    over 4 years ago

    132 Comments

    Great Job hope they get the max!!!

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    TimTheTanker

    over 4 years ago

    112 Comments

    I bet that "Made her day!" Good job!!

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    los008

    over 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    Great job!

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    beejac

    over 4 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Just a bunch of punks that tried jumping the wrong victim. LOL.
    That officer did a great job.

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    Drewgray

    over 4 years ago

    52 Comments

    After reading this I have to wonder, was I the only one that got through the teen years without committing any crimes or getting into trouble? Then again I am the product of married parents who did not "spare the rod." Honestly, I really don't think cops and the legal system should go easy on kids, especially when the parents went easy on them or were just not there. I am 20 now and I firmly believe the young need someone to be tough when they do wrong. Like I said, my parents were tough when I was really young, and the result now is a successful young man with not even so much as a speeding ticket on my record. I also want to say that that woman showed good courage in that situation...a true heroine!

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    rwohlsein

    over 4 years ago

    76 Comments

    And teenagers are so innocent eh? definetly shows it

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    AbusyRN2go

    over 4 years ago

    1514 Comments

    Where are his parents?? Parental responsibility has gone in the toilet in so many cases it is very sad.

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    PhantoMentalis

    over 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    Where the hell did a 14 year old get a gun?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    HAHA. This one makes me smile :-) All I can really say is that it's a good thing that it happend in Pittsburgh as opposed to some place in Texas because if it had happened to me, that kiddo would have been looking down the business end of my XD.

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    A_Schumann1970

    over 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    Good Job!!!!! Teenagers are so mouthy ,disresectful and most of the time unsupervised and parents are clueless. continue to bust these little punks. These teens know what they are doing and should be tried as adults.

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    countrycuffs

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    What a dumba$$. I'm glad she was able to catch him.

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    carlitoso2

    over 4 years ago

    786 Comments

    Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job

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    rosie7500

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Sweet. Just goes to show you that criminals are stupid. As a cop myself, that kid would have been picking lead out of his a%*!

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    pigdog1

    over 4 years ago

    62 Comments

    God I love it when the good guy/gal wins without getting hurt.

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    tafamily3

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Ha don't care how old you are, point a gun at me and your gonna be on the receivng end of a glock 21 and I won't be chasing you down!! I'll be covering you up!!

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