Monday, April 27, 2009

AZ Man Arrested After Stealing Repo Man's Tow Truck

From the Arizona Daily Star:
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a man who reportedly stole a flatbed tow truck after the operator repossessed his vehicle led officers on a 70-mile chase that ended early Saturday in Globe.
A DPS statement says 30-year-old Darin Matricia of Mesa pulled a knife on the truck driver, stole the truck and was chased by Phoenix police.
Police stopped pursuing the loaded truck and called in a helicopter, whose pilot followed it onto eastbound U.S. 60 near Gilbert Road, where DPS officers took up the chase.
Officers flattened the truck’s tires in Apache Junction, but Matricia slowly drove another 50 miles to Globe. DPS says he was threatening to hurt himself and talking on a cell phone to a sergeant.
Matricia was finally boxed in and arrested.

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