Minnesota Deputy Ends Pursuit by Pinning Stolen Vehicle to Snowbank

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A deputy in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area ended a car chase by sending the suspect’s vehicle sliding into a snowbank in Maplewood on Thursday, March 23.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office shared the footage of the pursuit on Facebook and described in detail how the event unfolded. The deputy used a PIT maneuver—a technique in which the police car forces the vehicle being chased to turn sideways—to end the long pursuit. The chase, which took deputies around St Paul and surrounding towns, ended with the suspect’s vehicle being forced into a snowbank. The suspect climbed out of a window and onto the vehicle’s roof, but the deputy quickly Tasered him, the footage shows.

Police said the car was stolen, the driver had a gun under the front seat, and the vehicle had been used in a robbery in the nearby city of Fridley three days ago. Credit: Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful