Ann Arbor police shoot out tire to stop stolen van
Ann Arbor police shot out a tire to stop a stolen van being driven by a 34-year-old man who was later arrested Tuesday night in Ann Arbor.
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com
"The care worker had exited the van and was putting the wheelchair ramp down when he heard the doors lock," Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said in a release. "The 34-year-old ... drove the vehicle away, with the caregiver hanging on to the side-view mirror trying to stop him."
Officers on patrol at the time saw the van heading east on Eisenhower with no lights on as the caregiver clung to the driver's side mirror, Bush said.
The caregiver was able to step away from the vehicle as police attempted to pull it over.
The 34-year-old did not remain stopped, however. He fled in the van and struck five vehicles on a side street with it before stopping on the front lawn of a residence in the 3200 block of Springbrook, Bush said.
As officers approached the van, the 34-year-old backed it up and rammed the patrol car, police said.
An officer then shot out one of the van's tires to stop it. The man then drove the van into a porch and garage before it came to a halt.
The driver then continued to resist arrest, Bush said. He was taken into custody and taken to University of Michigan Hospital with minor injuries.
The caregiver and an officer also suffered minor injuries.
No one was injured in the residence, according to police.
The investigation is ongoing.