Video: Wis. Police Nab Man who Escaped Ill. Police, Carjacked 2 Vehicles

July 18, 2023
A handcuffed suspect arrested on a warrant escaped Park Ridge police and then carjacked two vehicles before he was finally apprehended by the Wisconsin State Patrol in Pleasant Prairie.

Wisconsin police chased down and apprehended a man who is accused of escaping Illinois police custody before carjacking two vehicles over the weekend.

Park Ridge police had arrested a man on a warrant and were transporting him to the Lake County Jail shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reports. During the transport, the suspect began acting erratically and maneuvered his handcuffed hands, which were behind his back, to his front in order to escape from the pulled over vehicle.

Officers tried to use a Taser to stop the fleeing suspect, but he was able to run across lanes of traffic along Interstate 294 and carjacked a van that was stopped on the roadside. The suspect reached Northbrook just before 3:20 p.m., and that's where he abandoned the van and carjacked a Camaro.

Police used the vehicle's location technology to track it across the Wisconsin border to Kenosha County. The Wisconsin State Patrol then began pursing the vehicle, and dashboard camera footage captured the pursuit and troopers' taking custody of the suspect in Pleasant Prairie.

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