Lincoln Park Man Charged in Hijacking of Police SUV

Anthony McCoy, 41, of the 1500 block of West Fullerton is accused of hijacking a police SUV and attempting to run down two officers. McCoy also crashed another stolen car and tried to carjack a Taxi and a 1999 Isuzu carrying a 4 year old child.

McCoy is charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, attempted vehicular hijacking, aggravated attempted vehicular hijacking, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and criminal damage to property. He also received tickets for reckless driving, failure to yield the right of way on a left turn, disobeying a red light and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

The police chase began on Sunday at about 1 p.m when McCoy ran a red light at Lasalle and Ontario in a stolen white Lexus and hit a vehicle injuring the two occupants. McCoy fled and crashed into another vehicle on Grand Avenue also injuring the occupant. McCoy continued to flee but the Lexus stopped apparently due to damage from the crashes. He tried entering passing vehicles, eventually attempting to push out the driver of the 1999 Isuzu but failed. McCoy then entered the backseat of a taxi but the driver jumped out and locked the doors. McCoy kicked out the rear passenger window and escaped. After the escape he ran into a Near North District police officer who tried to arrest him. The two struggled and McCoy got free and took the officer’s SUV. McCoy then struck the officer with the SUV and another officer coming to his aid. He then crashed into a fire hydrant and officers arrested him with the help of a passerby.

Police said the officers involved were not seriously injured.

Lincoln Park man accused of hitting cops with squad car, www.chicagobreakingnews.com, August 17, 2010

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