BREAKING NEWS 'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000 Full Story

Man tries to carjack news crew, steals cop car

A TV news crew says they were almost carjacked, saw suspect steal police car. (CNN)
A TV news crew says they were almost carjacked, saw suspect steal police car. (CNN)

A TV news crew says they were almost carjacked, saw suspect steal police car.

Posted: Oct 16, 2018 8:45 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2018 10:32 AM

HOUSTON -- A TV news crew in Houston said someone tried to steal their news van, and when that didn't work, he went for a police car.

A reporter and a photographer from KPRC2 said they were stopped at a red light Monday morning when someone crashed into their news van. The crew said the driver demanded they exit the van.

"He said, 'I’m stealing your vehicle. I'm stealing your vehicle.' He tried to pull me out. We're buckled in, and he's like, 'Get out! Get out! Get out!' Sophia couldn't get out. I couldn’t get out. We're buckled in. At that time two female officers transporting a suspect was right beside us," said Damon Sales, KPRC2 photographer.

Those officers stopped to help, but the man pushed an officer down, then dragged the other out of the vehicle. He jumped in the cruiser and took off.

Police found the vehicle, but no sign of the suspect.

The officer sustained minor injuries, and the reporter and photographer were taken to the hospital to be checked out.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 790096

Reported Deaths: 15056
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2614466366
Riverside574191162
San Bernardino52649908
Orange522011128
San Diego44925760
Kern31509354
Fresno27769355
Sacramento21628383
Alameda20641374
Santa Clara20511297
San Joaquin19841415
Stanislaus16351337
Contra Costa15958201
Tulare15599256
Ventura12406143
Imperial11583314
San Francisco1080799
San Mateo9598143
Monterey955067
Santa Barbara8880110
Merced8750134
Kings743077
Sonoma7112114
Marin6591112
Solano617555
Madera439162
Placer348841
San Luis Obispo339327
Butte276435
Yolo275454
Santa Cruz22188
Sutter164210
Napa162613
San Benito131011
Yuba11187
El Dorado10734
Mendocino85118
Lassen7350
Shasta70914
Glenn5503
Nevada5116
Colusa5106
Tehama5094
Lake49210
Humboldt4856
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc240
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 66°
Oroville
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 68°
Paradise
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 66°
Chester
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 69°
Willows
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 66°
Air quality is looking a bit better this morning, and we'll be staying warm for your first afternoon of the fall season. We'll be a little cooler and have a chance for some showers on Thursday. Dry and hotter conditions return for your weekend.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events