Breaking News Staff
A man who took off in a stolen SUV when Philadelphia police tried to pull him over in Kensington later crashed the vehicle near Center City early today, leaped out, got Tasered in a scuffle with a police officer, broke free and then escaped by stealing another car.
According to Det. Richard Bova, of Central Detectives, the following events unfolded, beginning at about 12:40 a.m. today:
Patrolling police attempted to pull over the driver of a silver 2004 Ford Explorer for a motor vehicle violation at D Street and Allegheny Avenue. A search of the license plate showed the car was stolen. However, the vehicle took off as the police began flashing their lights. As per new guidelines, police did not engage in a high speed pursuit and lost sight of the vehicle.