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Teenager arrested after allegedly hitting car, running from police

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WARR ACRES, Okla. – A teen was arrested after speeding through a neighborhood, hitting a parked car and running from police.

It happened early Monday morning near N.W. 47th and N. Libby Avenue.

"People are crazy. They do crazy things,” said Zach Welty, whose cousin’s car was hit during the whole ordeal. "We heard a loud bang, and my mom was yelling to get my cousin to tell him his car got hit.”

It all started when officers attempted to pull 18-year-old Rashton Allenbaugh over for running a stop sign.

Authorities said he was speeding through a neighborhood, driving about 70 mph.

After Allenbaugh hit the parked car, he spun out and lost a tire.

Then, he drove through several yards.

"The subject got out of the vehicle and started jumping in a backyard over fences, and the officer chased him on foot,” said Lt. Matt Berger with the Warr Acres Police Department.

Warr Acres police called the Oklahoma City Police Department’s K9 unit and Air One for back up.

"K9 started its track, where the officer gave the foot chase, checking backyards and, at a later point, then, Air One joined,” Berger said.

Fortunately, the suspect was found hiding behind a shed in a backyard.

However, Welty’s cousin is left having to find another form of transportation for the time being.

"He can't open up his door, because it won't open at all on the driver's side,” Welty said.

Allenbaugh faces traffic-related charges as well as a charge of eluding an officer.