Handcuffed man escapes from police on stolen ATV and leads them on 70mph chase for an hour that ends when he faceplants into muddy puddle
- A handcuffed Oklahoma man stole an ATV and led police on an hour-long 70mph speed chase in northern Oklahoma City
- Lucas Strider, 27, had been arrested by the Jones Police Department after he allegedly stole copper wire, but somehow managed to get away from police
- After fleeing, the man then stole a nearby homeowner’s four-wheel ATV and made his escape
- Footage from following news helicopters shows the man fleeing from police on the ATV
- The chase ended when the man wiped out and fell into a puddle of muddy water as he was blocked by an officer in a pickup truck
- Jail records show Strider is facing charges of driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license; grand larceny; and petit larceny
A handcuffed man escaped from cops and stole an ATV, leading officers on an hour-long 70mph speed chase in northern Oklahoma City on Tuesday, before wiping out and faceplanting into a puddle in dramatic footage captured by news helicopters.
Lucas Strider, 27, had been arrested by the Jones Police Department after he allegedly stole copper wire.
But he managed to get away from officers and ran into nearby woods with the handcuffs still attached, according to NBC 4 Washington.
It is not clear how he evaded the cops.
After fleeing, Strider allegedly stole a nearby homeowner’s four-wheel ATV and made his escape.
The homeowner joined the chase on another ATV, but lost track of the runaway as he made his way out of the area near Britton Road and I-35.
The chase was joined by police from nearby Edmond, as well as Logan County and Oklahoma City police.
A handcuffed Oklahoma man lead a 70mph chase across surrounding areas of northern Oklahoma City
The man had stolen an ATV from a homeowner after he escaped from the custody of the Jones Police Department and crashed into the mud at the end of the hour-long chase
Jones, Edmond, Oklahoma City and Logan County police officers were involved in the chase
Live video footage of the scene was captured by a chopper from news channel KFOR as several squad cars were seen chasing after Strider on an Edmond roadway.
Chopper pilot Mason Dunn reported: ‘I can tell you that this guy possibly has one handcuff on one of his hands.
‘I believe they had him in custody at one time he stole either this four-wheeler or another one, but has been driving all over the north side of the city right now.’
Strider then began making his way into Logan County with the chopper and squad cars following behind.
‘We have four or five officers following and they’re in squad cars,’ Dunn added.
ATVs are known to be dangerous, especially on gravel roads, which made it difficult for police to stop the suspect
A deputy in a pickup truck partially blocked a dirt road forcing the rider into a muddy puddle
The footage saw the man continue to swerve onto multiple roads with paved, gravel and dirt surfaces in different directions.
But the wild chase came to an end after a deputy in a pickup trip partially blocked the road, forcing Strider to drive into a deep puddle.
The speeding ATV was send careening over, and he was flung face-first into the mud.
The man, then covered in mud, surrendered to police lay down in the water and put his hands over his head.
Strider then swerved into the muddy water with the ATV flipping over
The man emerged from the muddy water and put his hands over his head in defeat as he was then taken into custody
Officers then swarmed over the man and he was taken into custody.
Jail records show Strider is facing charges of driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license; grand larceny; and petit larceny.
it is not yet clear if he will face further charges of evading police.
The Jones Police Department have been contacted for comment.
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