Wild Pursuit Involving Alleged Stolen Vehicles Ends With Driver in Custody

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A male driver was handcuffed and taken into custody after a wild high-speed pursuit in Colorado on Wednesday morning that included a woman being yanked out of a vehicle and the man getting in and driving off, video from a local television news helicopter showed.


A wild pursuit in Colorado ended with a driver in custody. (Credit: KMGH)

The pursuit involved three vehicles that were allegedly stolen, including one that had a young boy still in it, according to Tribune-affiliate KDVR.

The incident started in Longmont, Colo. around 6:20 a.m local time when police said that 4-year-old Allen Chavarria-Rodriquez went missing and a 2008 Ford Edge SUV that he had been in was reported stolen from an area gas station, KDVR reported.

An Amber Alert was issued for Chavarria-Rodriquez, and the pursuit of the vehicle subsequently began around 6:30 a.m. local time, according to KDVR.

It ended in Douglas County nearly two hours later, during which time aerial video showed the man getting into a gold minivan and then later pulling a woman out of her silver car and taking off.

Shortly after he got into the third vehicle, he collided with oncoming traffic in an intersection, according to the video. The driver could then be seen getting out of the vehicle and running away as he appeared to try and flee authorities.

He was eventually apprehended and handcuffed by law enforcement personnel after he tried and failed to hop a fence, the aerial video showed.

The driver was identified as 29-year-old Ryan Stone, KDRV reported.

The Amber Alert was canceled after Chavarria-Rodriquez was found safe, according to KDVR.

A  Colorado State Patrol trooper was injured during the pursuit, KDVR reported.

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