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WATCH: News helicopter captures carjacking, chase on video


WATCH: News helicopter captures carjacking, chase on video

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 25, 2014

A news helicopter caught a crazy carjacking on video on Wednesday in Jefferson County, Colorado.

It all started around 2:40 p.m. A man, who was later identified as Christopher Sullivan, and a female accomplice sped off during a routine traffic stop.

Thirty minutes later, the couple carjacked another vehicle. After crashing that car, the couple then stole a truck. However, it didn't take them long to also crash that vehicle as well.

That's when they took off on foot. Local police were able to nab the female, who turned out to be a juvenile, but Sullivan kept on going.

He then tried to steal two trucks from a Colorado Department of Transportation yard. When that didn't work, he walked into a nearby house. First he checked a truck outside but then entered the house. A couple minutes later, he blasted through the home's closed garage door in a SUV.

Once again, Sullivan didn't make it far. The SUV became stuck in mud and he took off on foot, heading to nearby Interstate 70.

Sullivan, who had been carrying a rifle during the entire incident, next attempted to stop a car on the highway. Luckily, everyone drove right by him.

That's when a motorcycle officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department arrived on the scene with his gun already drawn. Sullivan immediately dropped his weapon and raised his hand.

He wasn't quite ready to give up though. Sullivan attempted to run, but the Sheriff's deputy chased him down, grabbing his shirt and tackling him. Two other Good Samaritans jumped in and helped hold Sullivan down.

Deputies fired their weapons at some point during the two-hour chase, but it is not clear whether Sullivan ever fired.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the dramatic incident.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to