This is the moment a carjacker’s escape attempt came to a soggy end after he tried to drive through a flooded area with the cops in hot pursuit.
Police helicopter footage captured the dramatic ending to the car chase in Issaquah in King County, Washington on January 12.
The footage starts after two suspects had dumped a stolen vehicle in the middle of a road.
They run into a car park and try to break into other parked vehicles, as the helicopter pilot reports on their movements to officers on the ground.
A man in a blue jacket carjacked a red SUV as police tried to arrest him in Issaquah in King County, Washington on January 12
The suspect in blue was eventually caught when he drove the car into deep water and surrendered to cops
He was pinned down by police on the road beside the bank of water and arrested
The vehicle that had been carjacked was a maroon KIA Sportage SUV, which can cost up to $33,000
One of the suspects, wearing a blue jacket, carjacks a woman in an KIA Sportage, dragging its female driver onto the street, even as two police vehicles box him in.
An officer tries to tackle him but the suspect gets into the SUV and reverses, ramming the police vehicle and driving off.
Although the suspect in the blue jacket fled the scene, his accomplice dressed in black was arrested.
Police then followed the second suspect in the red Kia Sportage SUV he had carjacked.
The two suspects, one in a blue jacket and the other in black, were already being pursued by police because of a previous stolen vehicle
While the suspect in black was arrested at that scene, the second was able to carjack the SUV
Although he was cornered by a cop car and another unmarket black police car, he rammed the trunkof the SUV into the patrol car and sped away
The King County Sheriff Air Support said: ‘Police were following a stolen vehicle equipped with LoJack. The suspects dumped the vehicle in Issaquah in the middle of the road and one of them car jacked another vehicle with officers right behind them.
‘The suspect later, unsuccessfully, attempted another carjacking in someone’s garage and continued to try and flee from pursuing officers.
‘The suspect ultimately ran the vehicle into water on a flooded road and was taken into custody.’
In the footage, filmed from a police helicopter, the cops are seen chasing the suspect through a rural area towards a ‘dead end’ next to a river.
The suspect was tracked by a police helicopter and police gave chase by car. PIctured: Police waid through the river in Belvue, Washington, towards the car
When the suspect realised his luck had finally run out he exited the car and put his hands up to surrender
The helicopter pilot says the suspect is about to ‘run into a bunch of water’.
The pilot tells the officers on the ground that the man ‘just went into some really deep water, it’s covering half the car, I don’t think he’s going to be able to make it too much further’.
The driver is then seen abandoning the stolen car and wading through the water with his hands up.
He is seen being detained by officers as the video ends.