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Man tries to steal car full of cops

2 years ago August 02, 2012 Aug 2, 2012 Thursday, August 02 2012 Thursday, August 02, 2012 3:37:36 PM EDT in News
Source: Louisiana State Police

SHREVEPORT - State Police arrested a man after they said he tried to steal an unmarked police car while three officers were inside.

"He's not one of your smarter ones," Chris Turner with the U.S. Marshals Office told KTBS-TV in Shreveport.

Trooper Matt Harris said yesterday Joshua Adam Carter, 25, of Princeton tried to steal the car while it was stopped at a traffic light on Spring Street in Shreveport. Harris said Carter came up to the car and started pulling the locked door's handle, demanding it be opened.

When Carter realized the car had a State Police detective and two members of the U. S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force inside, Harris said he took off running.

The officers gave chase and caught him without incident.

"We have been stressing the importance of law enforcement partnerships throughout Louisiana," said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent. "This suspect quickly learned the results of our efforts as he was apprehended by a trooper, deputy and police officer all of who serve on a Federal law enforcement task force."

Carter was booked into the Shreveport City Jail for attempted carjacking.

IMAGE: KTBS

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