BEACON TRANSCRIPT – On Saturday, police agencies from three different counties arrested a 23-year-old individual who stole a vehicle from Jackson County. According to the probable cause affidavit, the Oregonian was high on LSD while stealing the car and hallucinating. He told the authorities that he thought he was in Grand Theft Auto.
Grand Theft Auto Wannabee Carjacker Led Authorities on Wild High-Speed Chase
According to a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson the incident, which occurred on Saturday, involved a 23-year-old Gran Pass man who allegedly had consumed LSD.
On that day, two deputies were right outside a Gran Pass shop waiting for a car to be taken in tow. Anthony Clark, the intoxicated Oregon man, seized the opportunity and got behind the car’s wheel.
The man led the authorities on a 40-mile high-speed chase through three different cities. During his attempt to elude the authorities, Clark damaged a homeowner’s fence and sped over two police spike traps.
A couple of traffic monitor officers saw Clark driving the wrong way at least a couple of times. The mad racer was taken into custody after ramming a stopped police cruiser.
During questioned, the individual confessed to taking LSD before boarding the vehicle. More than that, according to the authorities, the suspect was having hallucinations, believing that the carjack and high-speed chase were part of a real-life Grand Theft Auto.
Reportedly, after crashing into the police cruiser, the individual ran on foot and attempted to steal a second vehicle.
Unfortunately for the Rockstar Games fan, he now faces charges in three different counties. In Jackson County, Clark was charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment, running from a police officer on foot, running from a police officer in a vehicle, driving under the influence, and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Subsequently, the Ashland Police Department charged the Grand Theft Auto man with first-degree criminal mischief, running from a police officer, second-degree criminal trespass, and stealing a vehicle.
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