Thursday, November 3, 2016

Tulsa man steals police car and live-streams chase

A 25-year-old live-streamed himself stealing a cop car and leading police on a high-speed chase Monday night in Oklahoma. Police say John Pinney swiped the cruiser after an officer left her keys in it while getting coffee in Tulsa.

The ensuing chase lasted for more than half an hour and reached speeds of up to 120mph. During the chase Pinney used the officer's iPad to record video on Facebook Live. The chase ended with Pinney's arrest in front of his parents' house.
Pinney faces a long list of charges including false impersonation of an officer, eluding after formal conviction of a felony, resisting arrest, possession of a firearm by a felon and throwing an object at a motor vehicle.

Pinney has an extensive rap sheet, which includes assaulting a police officer, vehicle theft and receiving stolen property.