UPDATE: Car theft victim talks after high-speed Norman-to-OKC chase
UPDATE: The victim in this high-speed chase is talking about the harrowing experience.
Larry Trumbo said he went home for lunch and his SUV was stolen.
He caught the crime in progress and jumped into the car to try to stop the thief.
Trumbo said when the suspect pulled a gun on him he jumped out of the car.
Police then chased the car through Norman all the way to Oklahoma City.
“I think the comment I made to the police officer is that it felt like ‘Cops’ minus the cameras,” Trumbo said. “Like, it felt like I can’t be really a part of this. I don’t really, I don’t know really how to feel about it. It’s more just funny than anything.”
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police have one man in custody after a chase spanned across multiple counties Thursday.
The chase started in Norman and ended near S.E. 89th St. and Sunnylane Rd. in Oklahoma City.
Norman authorities say 20-year-old Michael Aaron Vinson was wanted for multiple alleged crimes associated with a car theft.
The owner of the car notified officers of the theft around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Officials spotted Vinson driving the vehicle a short time later and began a pursuit.
Police threw out “stop sticks” and used tactical maneuvers to stop the suspect’s 1999 red Mercury Mountaineer.
Vinson was arrested for robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, eluding a police officer, larceny of an auto, leaving the scene of an accident and no valid driver’s license.