Carma! Suspected Car Thief Run Over By His Own Ride While Fleeing Cops

A man in Oregon suspected of stealing a car accidentally pinned himself against a house while jumping out of the car during an intense police chase. Now that’s something you’d call carma…er karma.

ABC News reports that 31-year-old John Gellatly, suffered a broken leg after his attempt to flee authorities went horribly wrong. After treatment at a nearby hospital, he was arrested on suspicion of attempting to elude police, reckless driving, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and theft.

The bizarre series of events started around 11 p.m. on Monday when a Happy Valley patrol officer spotted Gellaty lying on the driver’s seat of a 1998 Honda Accord he is alleged to have stolen.

As the officer approached the vehicle, the 31-year-old abruptly sat up and accelerated away. The officer quickly gave chase and spike strips were set up in the path of Gallaty. Despite hitting them, and suffering a punctured tire, the suspect continued to flee from authorities and even hit a number of curbs and a retaining wall while speeding through a business complex.

As the police chase progressed, more and more police cars became involved and in a last-ditch evade to evade capture, Gellaty jumped out of the stolen Accord in a residential area. However, he didn’t apply the handbrake and was hit and pinned against the wall of a house as the vehicle rolled forward. Police say the lower third of the suspect’s led was pinned under the wheel of the Honda.

After arresting Gellaty and searching the vehicle, police discovered a tennis racket, ping-pong paddle, designer sunglasses, and a Schwinn scooter which are all thought to have been stolen.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Honey! I’m home!

  • Mr. EP9

    Thanks for making the cop’s job easier for him. Now he can appreciate all the finer qualities of that prison cell he’s going to be spending the next couple of months in.

  • Ben

    That’s not how you spell Karma, there’s no ‘C’ in the wor….OHHHHH because its a Car that ran him over….clever.

  • kachuks

    Its the newest in autonomous tech. A stolen car will help police capture its own thief. Elon thought it up while he was chatting with Joe Rogan.

  • BlackPegasus

    Really breh? I can’t drive a 20yr old Honda without worrying about some scumbag stealing it? 😒

  • Bo Hanan

    Because why wouldn’t you jump out of a moving car and then run in front of it?

  • Paul

    That was funny. It serves him right to have this happen. Now the world can see it too.

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