Teens in stolen car try to outrace deputies in Pontiac

- Police who tried to pull over a stolen car led police on a brief chase through the streets of Pontiac before jumping out and trying to make a run for it.

It was just after 12:30 Saturday afternoon when Oakland County Sheriff Deputies spotted two teens driving a car. When they checked the license plate, it came back as stolen.

Deputies switched on their sirens and tried to initiate a traffic stop. They were on a residential street near Ypsilanti and Rice. The teen pulled over, made a complete stop, and then accelerated.

The two teens jump out of the moving car before it crashes into a stop sign. One woman watched it all unfold.

"They could've wreck my friends car, there could have been a head on collision," the anonymous woman said. "They crashed their car right in front of my girlfriend's vehicle."

She said she was heading back to her mother's home when it all started. She said one teen ran towards Hopkins and Yale while the other ran towards Hopkins and Princeton and then down the alley.

"Police were in pursuit. They had their guns drawn and they had their dogs," she said.  "They ran so fast, I don't think I can tell you what they had on."

With police chasing the teens down, she had one thought: protect her mother.

"I wanted to get my mother in the house, it was a very tense situation. I knew with the officers having their guns drawn, this wasn't some minor incident, it was very very serious," she said.

Deputies caught up to the teen driver and arrested him. The passenger, however, got away.

"It's not worth the fact that you're putting your future and other people's lives in jeopardy because you want to do silly stuff. Stay in school, get an education and be a law abiding citizen," the woman said.

The driver, a 16-year-old Pontiac resident, is in custody. The passenger is still on the run. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Department.


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