CLEVELAND - A hit-and-run on Cleveland's west side landed one person in the hospital and another in handcuffs.
The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Sunday on W. 117th Street and Lake Avenue.
Cleveland police said it all started after a reported theft at the Target on W. 117th Street. When an officer arrived to the store, they said the suspect took off in a 1960s Lincoln Continental with historic tags.
The officer tried to stop the driver, but said he continued to flee, striking another vehicle then utility pole before taking off on foot.
Authorities said the 47-year-old suspect didn't get far. Officers found him in the 11500 block of Edgewater Drive and used a stun gun to get him to comply with their orders.
The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The suspect is behind bars awaiting charges.
As the suspect was being taken away, neighbors clapped and shouted "not in our neighborhood." It appears there was a surveillance camera on the utility pole that was hit.
Debris, including glass, a gas can, buckets, a duffel bag, gloves and a coat, were scattered all over the street and along Edgewater Drive.
The Lincoln's trunk was completely ripped off. "What a sad way for a Lincoln to go," said one neighbor.
The name of the suspect has been released, but it is the policy of NewsChannel5 not to identify someone until the person is officially charged.
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