It’s not everyday that someone tries to recreate a Grand Theft Auto scene in real life, so the details surrounding this hi-speed chase in Arizona are mind-boggling.
A man in Phoenix’s attempt to go Grand Theft Arizona during a police chase ended with a dramatic crash on the interstate.
The driver of a white pickup was being pursued across the Valley of the Sun area on Thursday afternoon for an alleged hit and run, and aerial video captured him attempting to escape authorities by carjacking a motorcycle.
At one point the suspect, since identified by CBS5 as 31-year-old Joshua Monigold, arrived at a stoplight in the city of Mesa, rushed out of his car towards a bike in front of him and threw its rider.
Monigold and motorcyclist slugged at each other before Monigold jumped back to his truck when police arrived and drove off as officers pointed what appeared to be guns at him.
It was not immediately clear if shots were fired at the scene.
The chase then stretched onto the interstate, where Monigold was bumped by police, crossed over the median and flipped his vehicle, throwing himself out of the truck in the process.
A police spokesman on the scene said that Monigold survived and was combative with police before being taken to a local hospital.
Moral of the story, video games are called games for a reason, don’t try these things in real life.
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