On Nov. 15, a phone theft on the Northside resulted in reports of a possible carjacking and led to an extended police chase and an injury to the victim. The incident began when the victim had her cell phone taken out of her hands by a subject, who then tried to flee in a nearby vehicle. The victim chased after the vehicle, successfully opening the door and reaching inside to try to recover her stolen phone. But as the vehicle continued to drive away, the victim’s leg was injured.
The subject was then tracked through the city by various police units and even a cab driver, who followed the fleeing vehicle and updated officers on its location. Officers located the vehicle and followed it, finally catching the subject after the car was in a traffic collision at 20th and Capp Streets. One subject was arrested; a second was still at large at press time.