Police Chase Caught On Camera
By: Melina MatthesMMatthes@kptm.com
OMAHA (kptm) - Two teens are behind bars after police say they carjacked two people and led police in a chase through town.
Wednesday morning police say they arrested a 14-year-old male and a 15-year-old male. Both are being charged with theft by receiving. Police say they and another man forced their way inside a home near 39th and Nebraska Tuesday evening. Police say they stole car keys and then took off in a car.Fox 42 News was on board the Omaha Police helicopter while it was happening. The carjackers were parked behind McMillan Middle School in North Omaha.When the crooks noticed ABLE 1 flying overhead they took off.The gray Ford Explorer was seen speeding away from the middle school by an officer on the ground. That officer quickly caught up.However the suspects led police on a chase through town. After reaching speeds of nearly 60mph, the driver lost control of the SUV and struck a curb.The people in the Ford Explorer take off on foot. Police officers on the ground quickly catch up.
"That's the great thing about this job, it's just so dynamic. I mean we go up thinking this is going to be just a routine flight...we're going to check our special attentions, we're going to hit our hotspots and make sure everything looks copasetic in the city and then all of a sudden we get a radio call where there's a carjacking and we respond to that obviously with a pretty high priority and then things just escalate and get worse and worse and worse for the city. Fortunately we're there to help decrease some of that liability. That's what we do, that's our thing, that's why we're here and that was just a little gem for us today," ABLE 1 Pilot, Matt Baughman said."Like" Melina on Facebook and follow her on Twitter to stay connected.