Latest News

Criminal steals police officer’s car and speeds to court to be on time for his scheduled appearance

By Mason White 1:08 PM June 12, 2015
Michael Gears 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after stealing a police officer’s car and speeding to court in order to be on time for his scheduled appearance, police in Oklahoma said.

Moore Police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Michael Gears after leading police on a high-speed chase.

Gears told investigators that he was supposed to be at the Oklahoma County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon, but couldn’t find transportation so he decided to take the officer’s vehicle that was parked on Heather Lane.

The Oklahoma City Police officer was preparing to go to work when he realized that his car was stolen. He flagged down a police officer, and they began following the stolen red Chevrolet driven by Gears.

Gears led the officers on a high-speed chase before he crashed and hit a dirt embankment. Gears ran away on foot and hid under a Mustang.

He was later caught and arrested by the officers. Gears was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and eluding police officers.