This is one of those times that someone took their job a little too seriously. Police in Crescent Springs, Kentucky have released surveillance footage of the moment when a Home Depot loss-prevention officer found herself clinging to the hood of a shoplifter’s moving vehicle. The bizarre incident began when an unidentified suspect waltzed out of the store without paying for his goods. The tenacious security guard chased him all the way to his car, but it wasn’t long before the tables turned. Somehow, the officer wound up on the hood of the getaway car, perhaps attempting to stop the crook from driving away. He instead carries her for several feet before she loses her grip and falls to the sidewalk, where she is nearly run over. As the shoplifter turns and begins to drive away, two Good Samaritans rush to her aid while a third tries to sneak a peek at the license plate, which was obstructed from view. Police announced that the culprit could face charges much more serious than shoplifting once he is apprehended. They also encouraged other loss-prevention officers not to endanger themselves, particularly when the item being stolen is relatively inexpensive.
Dashcam footage out of Tulsa, Oklahoma shows the moment when a fugitive 21-year-old woman wielding a firearm was fatally run down by a police car after firing several wild shots at her pursuers. The ghoulish incident took place on Saturday when local troublemaker Madison Sueann Dickson apparently spotted an on-duty police officer and decided to begin shooting. Dickson can be seen pointing the gun in the direction of the dashcam and firing several times before attempting to flee down the sidewalk – only for the imperiled officer to chase Dickson down and run her over with his car before she could peel off any more rounds. Jonathan Grafton, the officer who used deadly force to take down Dickson, is currently on paid administrative leave as the Tulsa Police Department investigates the incident. Two other officers also fired shots during the intense exchange. Prior to her death, Dickson was suspected of carrying out a slew of violent crimes throughout Tulsa, including the shooting of a driver who was left in critical condition after his run in with her. She was also accused of shooting a woman in a bungled carjacking attempt, stealing from a Best Buy, and attempting to make off with that was attached to a vehicle. Dickson faced multiple charges related to her crime sprees and had just dropped out of a drug treatment program a few months before she was killed.