Police: 14-year-old stole squad car, led high-speed chase
PERRY, Iowa (AP) — A 14-year-old girl stole a police car over the weekend and led officers on a dangerously high-speed chase, police in west-central Iowa said.
The incident began Sunday afternoon in Coon Rapids, when the girl jumped behind the wheel of a Coon Rapids Police Department car and took off, television station KCCI reported. A chase ensued, involving officers from Coon Rapids, Perry, and Dallas, Guthrie and Greene counties, and reportedly reached speeds over 110 mph, the Iowa State Patrol said.
Officers eventually used tire-puncturing strips to disable and stop the stolen police car on Highway 141 near Perry, the patrol said.
The girl was arrested on suspicion of first-degree theft, theft of firearms, eluding and several traffic violations.