Tulsa Police: Neighbors Armed With Guns Confront Police Chase Suspects

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 8:57 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma – A man was arrested after an East Tulsa police chase Wednesday evening.

SkyNews6 captured the pursuit through a Tulsa neighborhood.

Tulsa Police said the chase started when an officer attempted to stop a truck near 11th and Garnett. Police said a female passenger in the truck jumped out as vehicle sped off.

The vehicle hit a police car near 41st Street and 145th East Avenue during the chase, according to police. Officers said the vehicle continued through a nearby neighborhood where it crashed into a mailbox.

According to police, a man and a teenager got out of the truck and started to run from the scene when neighbors, armed with guns, approached them. Officers said the neighbors, who had heard the commotion, held the men at gunpoint until officers came on scene.

Police believe the teen was being held against his will. Officers said the truck had been reported stolen several days ago.

The driver of the truck, identified as Jeffrey Friend, was arrested and booked into the Tulsa jail.