Pursuit of stolen vehicle ends with crash into building Columbus

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A high-speed chase ended when a suspect in a stolen vehicle crashed through a fence and into the side of a house on Honeysuckle Boulevard in Columbus Tuesday morning.  Police say the suspect was able to get away on foot.

The car involved was reported stolen from an apartment complex off of Polaris Parkway in Delaware County. Johnny Wilson, who says he’s leasing the car, started the vehicle and then went back into his apartment to get his backpack.

“When I came back down my car was gone,” Wilson said.

Unbeknownst to the thief, the car was equipped with a GPS tracking device and a Delaware County detective was able to find the car in Columbus. That’s when the chase began.

Sheri Kiser was walking her dog when the car came speeding down the street and crashed.

“My heart’s still beating fast,” Kiser told NBC4. “It was pretty scary. It was going so fast…it didn’t even act like it was trying to stop. It just barreled  right through.”

Police say the suspect manage to get away on foot.

Oddly, another stolen car came through the same neighborhood a short time later and while police were still on the scene.

Resident Kevin Ramsey says the driver came down his cul-de-sac and suddenly stopped in the middle of the street when confronted by a police officer. “He throws it in park down here and he gets out and the cop goes, ‘Hold it. Don’t move.’ But the guy wasn’t having it. He takes off running.”

Police say it’s not clear whether the two stolen cars and the two drivers are related.

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