It sounds like Grand Theft Auto the home edition. What started off as a simple shoplifting investigation ends with someone stealing a cop car and then crashing it into a tree. Arrests and ambulances help to round out our story.

Dewitt Township police were investigating 3 individuals who were caught stealing from the Meijer grocery store in Dewitt Township (Tuesday night/Wednesday morning).

As they were fleeing the police, one guy jumps out of their getaway car and somehow manages to get control of a City of Dewitt patrol car.

He then drives said stolen cop car to a house in Lansing at 1 am.

The house was apparently a friend's. He went inside, acquired a gun, came back out, and then left in the stolen cop car.

In his haste to flee that scene, he crashed the car into a tree. The police and emergency crews arrived and got the suspect out of the stolen police car. Witnesses say he did resist assistance. He had suffered some minor injuries as a result of the crash. Witnesses also say that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of drugs. (WILX)

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