1 In Custody Following Bizarre Pursuit That Ended In Edmond
EDMOND, Oklahoma - A man accused of kidnapping two women at gunpoint and leading police on a high-speed chase through the metro is in custody.
According to The Village PD, two women met a male family friend at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City Wednesday evening. The friend offered to pay them for their gas if they would give him a ride.
While driving, the female driver ran a red light and a Village officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, according to police.
The women told police that’s when the male passenger pulled out a gun and told the driver not to stop.
“He told her to drive faster and faster, I said stop! He wouldn't let her stop,” said one of the victims.
One witness said he was driving when he saw a red car slow down as a man jumped out.
“I saw this man trying to get out the car and his feet were dragging, and I was like, what's going on,” said witness Charles Bolton.
Police say the chase reached speeds of 100 miles an hour as the car entered into Edmond.
The suspect ran from police but was quickly arrested. K-9 officers tracked down a gun the suspect attempted to dispose of.