On Wednesday, December 29, a teen decided to take his neighbor’s idling car out for a joyride. The thoughtless decision led to a police chase that ended in a Bucks County car crash.
At approximately 6:42 a.m., a Ridley Township man reported that his blue, two door Pontiac G6, which he had left warming up in his driveway, had been stolen. At about 7 a.m., police spotted the car, being driven by Paul McCurry Jr., 19, of Ridley Park, on I-95.
Ridley cops bumped the rear of the vehicle in order to force McCurry to swerve and crash into a guardrail on an overpass above Newportville Road near the Neshaminy Creek.
When the vehicle crashed, McCurry fled the scene, running through a wooded area, an apartment complex and an industrial park.
The officers were still searching for McCurry when, nearly an hour after the crash, he nonchalantly strolled by a news van, which was photographing the scene, while talking on his cell phone. Officers spotted him and chased him on foot before taking him into custody.
McCurry was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment, fleeing or attempting to elude police and resisting arrest.
No one was injured in the accident or pursuit.