PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — At least five officers were injured after authorities say a man stole an Englewood Cliffs police cruiser, led officers on a chase through part of New Jersey and then crashed in Paramus.
The chase happened at approximately 3:40 p.m. Sunday.
It all began when a woman in a Mercedes stopped to help a man lying in the middle of the road in Englewood Cliffs, police said.
“She thought he was choking,” Englewood Cliffs Police Department and Chief Michael Cioffi told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams. “She got out of the car to go see if she could help him and that is when he got up and ran back toward the car to steal the car.”
Two children were inside the car, but police say they were able to get out.