14-year-old girl robs grown man with knife and dies while fleeing from police in his truckBy Mason White 10:27 AM June 23, 2016
|The overturned pickup truck|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A teenager tied up a grown man and robbed him before fleeing in his truck.
The teenager died after being thrown from the truck while fleeing the scene of the robbery in Tennessee.
14-year-old Lacey Briggs was accused of tying up a man and beating him along with two of her friends before stealing his truck and leading Unicoi County sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase.
The chase ended when the stolen Ford Ranger pickup truck crashed and rolled over several times after Briggs lost control.
The other suspects were identified only as male juveniles. They were taken to a juvenile detention center after receiving medical treatment for injuries sustained in the accident.
None of the occupants in the car had been wearing their seat belts, according to a crash report.
Officials found two pistols and a large hunting knife in the car.
The owner of the car called police after he was ambushed by the teens when he came home. The teens had broken into his home and waited inside for him to return.
The man was beaten, held at knifepoint and tied up with bungee cords and rope, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
He was then placed in a closet, while the suspects stole his truck, authorities said.
The victim managed to break free and contacted police. The robbery victim suffered blunt force injuries to the head and body and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, officials said.
Officers soon spotted the vehicle and tried to pull the driver over. The driver refused to follow orders and led police on a chase until she crashed.
The surviving suspects face numerous charges including aggravated robbery, burglary and theft.