Dramatic Video Shows Officer’s Head-On Collision With Stolen Car
Oklahoma’s Sand Springs Police Department released the body camera footage of an officer detailing the pursuit of a stolen car that happened last week.
The video shows an officer’s body camera footage from a stolen car pursuit that happened Nov. 6, 2015.
The suspect in the video, identified as 41-year-old Stacy Ann Bunsey, is seen ramming her vehicle into Sand Springs Master Patrol Officer Matt Stacy’s patrol car, according to local media reports.
The officer is seen in the video coming to a stop and taking cover behind the car door. The officer had stopped to set up spikes to stop the suspect. The officer then shouts at the suspect and readies his gun before firing two shots.
Officer Stacy issued a statement on the chase.
“I was put in a situation where my job was to stop a person who was endangering the citizens of Sand Springs while wildly driving a stolen car through our city in an attempt to elude one of my fellow officers. When she drove near a local elementary school, my initial thought was to close on her position in case she attempted to gain entry into the school,” he said in a statement, according to Tusla World.
He added: “When I became aware that she was, in fact, turning around, I exited my patrol car with the intent to stop her with my spike system. It soon became apparent that I was not going to have time to do this and that she intended on trying to hurt or kill me. I responded in the way my training and instincts led me. I am very happy that no one was seriously injured in this incident, including the suspect or myself.”