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Officer Hit by Handcuffed Suspect Stealing Police Car

Officer Hit by Handcuffed Suspect Stealing Police Car

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Atlanta Journal Constitution via YellowBrix

April 13, 2010

ATLANTA – A handcuffed suspect managed to steal a DeKalb County police car overnight, hitting an officer as he drove off from a traffic stop.

The officer suffered only minor injuries in the 1:15 a.m. incident at Memorial Drive and Rays Road, DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said.

Parish told the AJC that the suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was detained for providing false information. The man was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a patrol car.

She said the officer had returned to the stopped car when he noticed that the suspect had climbed through the partition into the front seat of the police cruiser “and was in the process of stealing the unit.”

The suspect ditched the patrol car about a mile away in the parking lot of Value Village, Parish said. The suspect was found about an hour later in woods behind the Windchase Apartments on Hambrick Road, she said. He was still handcuffed.

The suspect faces a number of charges, including robbery and felony obstruction, Parish said.

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    djs2v

    over 4 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Glad they caught the idiot. Speedy recovery wishes.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Get well soon ! ! !

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the officer. Glad they caught the idiot that did that.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11214 Comments

    Glad the officer's injuries are minor, and that the POS was caught quickly.

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    Speedy and full recovery, glad they caught him.

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    copper5817

    over 4 years ago

    892 Comments

    begs the question(s)
    Get well soon!

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    delano388

    over 4 years ago

    4314 Comments

    Get well quickly

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    mark27dh

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    Was he handcuffed up front or slip them around... hummm .. hope the officer is ok and is back soon~

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42796 Comments

    Recover quickly. Glad they caught this moron perp.

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    s3sk

    over 4 years ago

    3308 Comments

    always watch your 6 and don't think for a minute that anything is "routine".

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    over 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    Speedy recovery.

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    debbles537

    over 4 years ago

    162 Comments

    A speedy recover to the officer and a job well done in apprehending this guy...he went from false name all the way to felony charges in a matter of seconds in an attempt to flee with intent to kill an officer. Maximum setentencing would be just in this cause.

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    Nathalie

    over 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    I just wonder what really goes on in the mind of some criminals. At what point does the thought occur to you: "I can get away with this"?

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    DOH! Glad the officer is ok......

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    Gildor9

    over 4 years ago

    238 Comments

    Glad the officer wasn't seriously harmed.

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