A person swiped a police cruiser in Bayonne, NJ and led cops on a wild chase throughout two bridges and thru New York Metropolis early Sunday.
The marked Bayonne Police Division SUV crossed from the Backyard State to Staten Island over the Goethals Bridge — after which headed into Brooklyn on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge at round 12:45 a.m., the NYPD mentioned.
It will definitely crashed in Greenwood Heights at round 1 a.m., shearing the aspect of 1 parked minivan earlier than smashing into the again of one other.
The cruiser’s rear passenger aspect tire appeared to have blown off in some unspecified time in the future within the chase, leaving the cop-car-thief driving on three wheels and a rim.
Cops took the 32-year-old thief into custody on the scene of the crash.
Virtually a dozen NYPD officers had been nonetheless on the scene by 2 a.m., ready for a tow truck to make its manner there from New Jersey.
“I couldn’t imagine it,” one cop stored repeating, pointing to the tireless rim.
A legislation enforcement supply mentioned the driving force crossed two bridges “one the mistaken manner, apparently.”
Further reporting by Jonathan Levine.