VIDEO: Cops Save Fugitive Who Overdosed, Then He Steals Their Patrol Car
Columbus, OH – Police have arrested a man who stole a Columbus police vehicle just minutes after officers revived him from an overdose with Narcan (video below).
Columbus police officers responded to a home on East Gates Street at about 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 8 for a report of an apparent overdose, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
Bodycam video showed that when officers arrived, 25-year-old Jeremy Davis was laying on his back unconscious while his girlfriend’s father, Robert Stanley, performed chest compressions on him, WTTE reported.
One of the officers gave Davis a shot of Naloxone to counter the overdose and he woke up.
“Jeremy, you were dead bro,” his girlfriend yelled on the video, according to WTTE.
Davis was taken to an ambulance to get checked out, and one of the officers moved his police vehicle for the ambulance.
He left his keys in the ignition, the WTTE reported.
Davis told police he may have taken Fentanyl.
While Davis was being treated in the ambulance, officers ran his information through the computer to check for warrants, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
They found he had an active warrant for his arrest on a theft charge.
When Davis got out of the ambulance, an officer attempted to take him into custody, WTTE reported.
"I reach out, and he hits me, and he takes off running,” the officer said.
The officer whose car was taken had no idea it was gone until someone told him, according to WTTE.
Police chased Davis for about five minutes, but then he crashed the cruiser and fled on foot, the Associated Press reported.
Officers went door-to-door in the neighborhood where Davis ran but failed to find him, WTTE reported.
Davis remained on the run for four days, until he eventually turned himself in.
He appeared before a judge on Valentine’s Day and was ordered held on a $50,000 bond, according to WTTE.
Prosecutors called Davis a flight risk, and cited the theft of the police car. They also said Davis had an extensive criminal past and had violated his parole.
He is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 22.
You can see video from the incident below: