After Smashing A Stolen Automobile Into 2 Police Cars At Taco Bell, A Suspect Was Taken Into Custody In Maryland

After smashing a stolen automobile into police cars at a Prince George’s County Taco Bell drive-thru, a suspect was taken into custody in Maryland.

After Smashing A Stolen Automobile Into 2 Police Cars At Taco Bell, A Suspect Was Taken Into Custody In Maryland

At the fast food restaurant on Branch Avenue in Marlow Heights, Maryland, on Friday, the man was shown being brought into arrest in a video that FOX 5 DC was able to get.

The suspect, who was operating a 2011 Hyundai Tiburon that was reported stolen, is still unidentified.

After the driver crashed into the police vehicles, many Marlow Heights cruisers sustained damage, one of which was totalled. After being hurt in the incident, one of the officers was taken to the hospital, treated, and eventually released.

“He kept his foot on the accelerator,” Lt. Moses Edwards of the Marlow Heights Special Police told FOX 5. “We were telling him: take your foot off the accelerator, put the car in park, turn the car off. He wouldn’t. You could hear him revving up the motor, revving up the engine and during that time, [an officer] was still pinned in his vehicle.”

Officers were informed by a woman seated in the stolen car’s passenger seat that the suspect also struck a blue automobile carrying a father and his 6-year-old child. It is thought that none of the two people inside the vehicle were hurt.

“She jumped out and immediately put her hands up and said I’m not part of this,” Edwards said.

The vehicle was taken from outside a Southeast Washington, D.C. residence.

“When I got up yesterday morning and came outside to my car, there was no car,” the owner of the vehicle told FOX 5.

“It’s unfortunate, but I kind of feel like people need to get jobs and work for whatever they get instead of taking whatever they can that’s materialistic, and it’s unfortunate the woman didn’t realize she was in a stolen car,” she said.

John Conklin, the chief of Marlow Heights Police, informed FOX 5 that the suspect has been arrested before, notably for carjacking.

This coincides with a sharp increase in vehicle thefts in the region this year.

“It’s up to the state’s attorney and the judges to prosecute and punish them for the crimes they are committing. Without the punishment, it’s going to continue,” Conklin said.

In the incident, four of the Marlow Heights police department’s eight cruisers sustained damage. Now, the four cars need to be fixed or replaced.

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