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.