Video: Imaginary gun helps land man behind bars

A quick thinking motorist helped the Guthrie Police Department land a man behind bars following a vehicle hit and run accident.

Guthrie officers and Guthrie EMS were dispatched to a two vehicle accident on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. in the 3800 block of S. Division St.

Officers were informed that one of the drivers had exited their vehicle and taken off on foot.

Multiple witnesses tell Guthrie News Page the driver of the gray four-door vehicle was driving at least 100 mph down the four lane highway in 35, 45 and 55 mph speed zones.

One witness said they saw the vehicle rear-end a white SUV vehicle causing the gray vehicle to spin. Afterwards, the suspect got out and ran into a nearby wooded area. The witness chased the man into the trees and high grass and was able to catch up to the suspect.

The witness told the suspect to get on the ground and that he had a gun. The suspect obeyed the commands and stayed on the ground until officers arrived and took him into custody.

Turns out, the witness did not have a gun after all.

Nor does he even own a gun.

Officers believe the suspect was intoxicated based on the odor of alcohol.

Police continue to investigate the case and believe the vehicle may be stolen, but are still investigating.

Police are also attempting to find out the identity of the suspect, who was taken to Mercy Hospital Logan County to be medically cleared.

Multiple charges are expected to be filed in the case. Formal arraignment could be as early as Friday afternoon.

The driver in the white SUV was treated and released at the scene.


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