Teenager steals Mississippi police car, leads interstate chase that reaches 130 mph, officers say

Published 5:30 am Wednesday, January 26, 2022

A teenager reportedly stole a McComb police car and led authorities on a chase on Interstate 55 that in some cases reached 130 mph Tuesday night.

The Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office reports that at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 24, deputies were notified of the pursuit of a stolen McComb police car which was southbound on I-55 headed into Louisiana. TPSO deputies were dispatched and assisted the Louisiana State Police in stopping the high-speed vehicle, which was traveling upwards of 130 miles per hour.

Officials say spike strips were deployed, which caused the stolen vehicle to stop before approaching Interstate 12.

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After the car was stopped, the suspect fled the crashed vehicle and was soon after apprehended by K-9 Ace. The subject was identified as a 17-year-old juvenile.

The Louisiana State Police and Hammond Police Department assisted in the operation.