Two in custody after NW OKC U-Haul chase

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Police have two suspects in custody after the two led police on a short chase through the streets on the city’s northwest side Saturday afternoon.

OKCPD was pursuing the suspects for allegedly shoplifting from a Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The two suspects were involved in an accident at NW 19th and MacArthur around 2 p.m. Saturday.  The driver of the vehicle that was hit says he was just sitting at a stop sign when it happened.  “I see a U-Haul coming about 60 or 70 miles per hour, two cops cars behind him, lights on.  Next thing you know he hops the curb, boom, smacks dead into us,” Quentin Hankins told News 4.  “We do a 180, he hops the curb, flees the scene.”

The suspects crashed through a fence ad into a tree in a residential area near NW 46th and MacArthur, exited the vehicle and ran off.  Roberta Watkins lives in the area and says she was outside when everything happened.  “All of a sudden I hear this boom, screeching, it looked like something was on fire.  I sat up and I was like oh my goodness,” Watkins said.  “We didn’t know what was going on, and all of a sudden you hear this bam.  Of course I know there’s a fence there.  They had hit the fence, we knew what happened, the fence stopped them.”

Officers quickly caught one of the suspects and later arrested the other.

The victims of the first accident sustained injuries but elected to take themselves to the hospital instead of an ambulance ride.

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