Man allegedly stole truck on I-95 and crashed into several vehicles
It’s not something you want to encounter on your afternoon commute, especially on a road as busy as I-95. However, an absolutely insane series of events unfolded on the highway on Tuesday afternoon, when police said a drugged man hijacked a semi-trailer truck. It doesn’t stop there. Police said the suspect ended up colliding with ten different vehicles as he tried to pull away. His trail of carnage didn’t stop until he put a guardrail over his right shoulder.
Authorities initially received reports of a man crossing traffic lanes near New Haven on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the 50-year-old suspect managed to steal the truck after repeatedly hitting the driver with a thermos. Once law enforcement could finally catch up with him, the suspect allegedly rushed at the soldier. FOX says the soldier hit the suspect causing him to fall off the truck. But he still hadn’t finished.
Once on the ground, the suspect still tried to fight with this soldier and another who had arrived at the scene as reinforcements. FOX says he even attempted to pull a weapon out of one of the soldier’s holsters, but luckily that didn’t work. Officers say the suspect was clearly under the influence of some sort of substance. Now he faces a whole host of serious charges and is being held on $ 100,000 bond.
In other news related to the theft, police say a suspect robbed a 10-year-old girl who was walking to school last week in Queens. ABC reports that the suspect threatened the girl and then took her cell phone. According to reports, this scoundrel had a fairly distinct escape vehicle. The NY Post said the suspected thief rode a bicycle and “forcibly” grabbed the girl’s cell phone as she walked on 34th Avenue near 102nd Street. Fortunately, the girl suffered only very minor injuries, as she was treated by a school nurse for pain in her hand. So what about this bike? Police said the suspect was last seen riding a small pink bicycle covered in white butterflies normally intended for a child.