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Man Steals Boston Police Cruiser, Strikes Officer

PoliceLights320BOSTON (AP) — Boston authorities say a burglary suspect stole a city police cruiser, struck an officer and was shot at by police in a wild chase that ended with him crashing the car.

Thirty-seven-year-old Wilfredo Rodriguez of South Boston was charged with assault and battery by means of dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer and other crimes. He’s to be arraigned Monday in South Boston District Court.

Authorities say the officer who was hit by the stolen cruiser early Saturday morning and another officer had minor injuries. Police say Rodriguez wasn’t hurt when at least one officer opened fire at the stolen cruiser.

Police say Rodriguez stole the cruiser of an officer who left it while responding to a break-in.

It’s not clear if Rodriguez has a lawyer.


  • Fredpiquette

    Run Willie Run…

    • alpinequeen

      Think you can keep up?

  • doggone

    Lock it and pocket the key!!!

  • kody61

    What, no priors ? No probation ? No license ? No job ? No conscience ? No morals ? No respect for the law ? How many kids ? Wtf’s going on ? This is why spfld is broke. Add it up, 16 murders, rampant crime. Every murder is millions of $. It all adds up to crack and heroin, no education , desperation and hopelessness. At least use a condom ! Stop the parade.