Police Stop Turns Into Terrifying Chase
Shocking footage has emerged of a US police chase ̶ and it looks like something straight out of Grand Theft Auto.
The footage, recorded on an officer’s body camera last Friday, shows just how quickly a routine traffic stop can turn ugly.
Police were pulling over 34-year-old Thomas LaForce, who they say had warrants out for his arrest, when he suddenly floored the accelerator in a bid to escape.
The officer that pulled him over is dragged along with the minivan, before letting go and rolling along the road.
He then runs back to his patrol car to give chase, and what unfolds next wouldn’t look amiss in a Hollywood action film.
While police are in pursuit, a passenger can be seen jumping out of the van’s side door then running off on foot. LaForce, on the other hand, continues to try to evade police.
After driving across the edge of what looks like a parking lot, the officers perform a pit manoeuvre, rolling LaForce’s van right into the path of oncoming traffic.
LaForce was then arrested and taken to a medical centre for treatment. Charges are now pending against him.
Two officers were treated for minor injuries.
Check out the heart-stopping video in full below, but be warned – it does contain a lot of bad language.
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