Damn, is this the stuff of “Cops” or what? Ten police cars chased a 40-year-old Indiana man on a moped Friday night – for an hour. The harrowing chase reached top speeds of 25 mph. No word on whether Fox News carried the chase live.
According to the [Fort Wayne] Journal Gazette, police initially stopped the man at about 10:15 p.m. for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. He spoke with an officer briefly but refused to turn off the moped and rode away. The chase was on.
The driver of the stolen moped, later identified as Lagrant Smith, reached blinding speeds of 25 mph and took “numerous” turns in a cagy effort to elude the cops.
After sideswiping two vehicles and evading capture for an hour, Smith hopped off the moped and attempted to flee on foot. He was quickly tasered [tased] and taken into custody.
The saga of the wrong-way moped bandit, who led 10 police cars on a harrowing 60-minute 25 mph chase through the streets of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was over at last.