BETHANY, Okla. – A driver led police on a high-speed chase after an attempted traffic stop Tuesday morning.
According to officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department, officers were attempting to pull over a vehicle near N.W. 30th and Donaldson.
However, the driver took off at a high rate speed.
"It's kind of scary that someone would come all the way down here,” said Aly McKinnon.
It was just a few feet away from McKinnon’s Bethany home, where the chase took an unexpected turn.
Authorities said the driver drove through a fence.
The officer was unable to follow him through in his vehicle, so he started chasing him on foot.
"Could have been five blocks away or something, but it is kind of scary that it's by our house,” McKinnon said. “They could have been drunk or something, gone through a house.”
Luckily, that didn’t happen.
Eventually, the driver ran into a dead end.
That’s when both he and his female passenger got out of the vehicle and ran.
Officers were able to quickly catch up to the female passenger but, even after setting up a perimeter, they were not able to snag the driver.
Neighbors said it was a morning of excitement they could have lived without.
"That's one of my best friend's houses, and that's my best friend down there so anything could have happened to any of these,” McKinnon said.
The suspect is described as a slender male, six feet tall and was last seen wearing no shoes.