Glendale pursuit ends in Milwaukee River, 6 arrested
One boy had a fishing trip he will never forget after seeing a man try to escape the police by jumping into the Milwaukee River.
GLENDALE, Wis. – A boy had a fishing trip he will never forget after seeing a man attempt to escape police by jumping into the Milwaukee River on Tuesday October 12th.
A stolen Ford Escape was noticed by officers from the Glendale Police Department on Tuesday afternoon.
“I will pursue this vehicle south on Green Bay,” said one official.
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As the speed increased, the pressure increased to stop the car, causing a streak of spikes to extend that missed. The chase continued into a neighborhood for a short while before the fleeing vehicle turned back onto the same stretch of road where it had avoided a stinging strip minutes earlier. This time all four tires had blown and the driver began to despair.
“He’s driving in the wrong direction,” said the officer.
The driver drove ruthlessly into oncoming traffic and finally got off the road.
“You will jump off at the river,” said the officer.
They stopped at the edge of the Milwaukee River and jumped out.
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“We only hear these people scream: ‘Jump! Jump!’ and we saw this guy, “said Chase Burgess, witness. “He ran into the water. Right after that we see how this policeman just runs into the water and chases this guy. “
According to police, a 21-year-old man was arrested after crossing the river and a 27-year-old man was arrested in a nearby forest.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
According to the police, there were four women in the car with the two men. One is charged with carrying a hidden weapon and the remaining passengers have been released without charge.