- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say they’ve arrested a woman who stole a patrol car and led officers on a chase before crashing it into multiple vehicles on the Oregon coast near Reedsport.

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a deputy responded to a home Tuesday morning to check on a 33-year-old woman who called 911 and asked for a gun, saying people wanted to hurt her.

The sheriff’s office says the woman was OK but found a man in the home who had a warrant for failing to appear in court.

Authorities say the deputy was about to put the man in the patrol car when the woman jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off. Douglas County deputies then located and began chasing the vehicle. It crashed soon after, striking at least four other vehicles, authorities said.

Multiple agencies are investigating.

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