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Man and girlfriend led police on chase after armed robbery of $17 worth of potato chips

By Mason White 9:16 AM October 4, 2017
Dustin Odum and Jasmine Elizabeth Mundy
Dustin Odum and Jasmine Elizabeth Mundy
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) Two police officers were injured and four patrol vehicles were
smashed during a chase, which started over some potato chips.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office was called to a business in Panama City Beach, at about 11:00 a.m., on a report of a man with a machete stealing items.

The victim, the driver of a delivery truck, stated he was delivering supplies to restaurants when he saw someone entering the back of his truck.

The driver confronted the man, who was identified as 26-year-old Dustin Odum, as he was handing a box of potato chips to a woman standing outside the truck.

When confronted, Odum produced a machete, threatened the victim, and fled in a vehicle with the female suspect who was identified as 24-year-old Jasmine Elizabeth Mundy. Both suspects are from Pasco County.

The victim was able to describe the vehicle to deputies. Deputies responded and began looking for the vehicle.

It was spotted on the side of the road, but no one was in the vehicle. Several detectives watched the vehicle until the man and woman eventually came back to it.

As detectives attempted to approach the vehicle, the male suspect rammed a detective’s vehicle head on, and fled, leaving the female suspect behind on the street.

She was taken into custody. She was charged with armed robbery.

Another detective spotted the vehicle and began to follow it.

Several marked cars responded. The suspect rammed several law enforcement cars, and fled before he crashed the and ended up in a ditch.

He did not give up the fight and fled on foot. He was apprehended nearby.

Police said that Odum was recently released from prison. He served time for grand theft auto, burglary of an occupied conveyance, and felon in possession of a firearm.

He is now facing charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding with injuries, 3 counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer without violence, driving with license suspended or revoked, felony criminal mischief, and armed robbery.

The estimated value of the stolen potato chips was $17, police said.