VIDEO: Columbus Police catch 15-year-old accused of stealing SUV

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police say they arrested a 15-year-old male accused of stealing a black SUV and leading officers on a chase through the east side Tuesday.

Police shared helicopter footage of the chase on Friday. The driver is seen evading a cruiser and driving on the grass as he tries to make an escape. At one point, the 15-year-old stops to let several passengers out. Shortly after this, he jumps out of the SUV and begins running with the car still in motion. Aerial footage shows officers taking him down.

Police say the driver was charged with receiving stolen property, hit/skip, failure to control and additional traffic charges.

Witnesses told NBC4 they’re glad no children were hurt in the busy neighborhood, but that drivers often disobey the speed limit in the area and wish the city would install speed bumps.

Pilot Officers Roger Keeton and Jeffrey Ferguson were named “PRIDE of CPD” for their work assisting officers on the ground. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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