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Fleeing suspect streams high-speed police chase on Facebook Live

By Alexis Bell 12:41 PM November 13, 2017
Brenton Hager

A man broadcast a high-speed police chase on Facebook Live in order for his friends and family to watch as he was being pursued and caught, according to police in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City police said that they have arrested 25-year-old Brenton Hager after being accused of stealing a truck and leading police on a high-speed chase for hours.

Hager was charged with reckless driving, vehicle theft, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and assaulting, resisting and eluding police officers.

He was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center, pending a bail hearing.

According to the police investigation, Hager stole a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup truck from Shane Jones.

On Friday morning, Jones spotted Hager diving his truck.

Jones called the police and officer began pursuing Hager.

Hager refused to stop and led police on a high-speed chase for three hours.

During the chase, Hager went on Facebook Live and broadcast the action to the public.

His friends and family pleaded with Hager to give himself up because they feared for his life.

Hager refused to give up, saying that he did not want to go to jail.

At some point, Pastor Craig Wright joined the pursuit and shot out the tires of Hager’s truck, but the suspect continued to drive.

After three long hours, Hager crashed into a pond.

He tried running away on foot but he was caught by police.

Officers fired a Taser at Hager and he was handcuffed.