Police Chase Car Thief For Miles Until Tire Falls Off

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people are in police custody after a police chase through several South Side neighborhoods.

Police say the suspects stole a Buick at 69th and Ada streets around 12:48 a.m. Wednesday. The owner of the car was inside his home and saw the suspects drive off, police said.

Officers spotted the vehicle some distance away and tried to pull it over, but the driver sped off, police said.

The vehicles traveled south onto an expressway before the chase finally ended at when a tire on the Buick fell off. The car crashed into a CVS drugstore at 103rd Street and Emerald Avenue, police said.

All three suspects were arrested, police said. They had not been charged as of Wednesday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Clarence McSmith

    I have been using this ant-theft strategy for years-I loosen my lug nuts on one tire when I park my car for the night. Rotten thiefs won’t get too far with my car!

  • shane

    i wonder if this really was a way of dealing with theft!?!

  • My Cop Runneth Over

    As per the lethal police car chase days ago: Value of a human life… priceless!! Ah… not really… value of a “Buick” more than any human lifes in jeopardy during an extended car chase.
    “Anti-Theft” system of loosening lug nuts?? Wow. Surely took a Mensan to figure THAT one out. “…won’t get too far with my car!” Right. Maybe crash into the neighbor’s parked car or stop after wheel falls off and the car hits some kid on a bike or… hey, maybe the car will “stop” when it crashes into a CVS store!?!
    But Officers Starsky and Hutch will get that Buick back no matter WHAT!!!
    Or maybe it was “Car 54” in pursuit… or the Keystone cops??

  • Taxpayer 2

    Police risk their lives for the criminals to get a pack on the back. Put in jail for a little while with the other urban terrorist.

    Take these criminals on a desolate island somewhere far away and leave them there. If they to to escape the sharks will take care of there them for good.Crime will go down real quick.

  • CFLC

    Get the Adams Family on the case. They can sue for bad tires.

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