Man Steals Wash. Cruiser, Sets Off Chase

HOQUIAM, Wash. --

Hoquiam police got into a bizarre chase after responding to reports of a man causing a disturbance at an RV park Tuesday afternoon.

While officers were investigating, the suspect managed to hop into one of the Hoquiam police cars and took off.

Police chief Jeff Myers tells KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that stopping the man quickly was a top priority, so other officers immediately gave chase.

The pursuit lasted just a minute or so until a Hoquiam officer was able to perform what's called a PIT (Pursuit Intervention Technique) maneuver on the stolen police car, making the driver lose control and spin out to a stop.

Nobody was injured and the suspect is in custody.

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