Onstar had to shut off a 2020 Corvette twice to thwart persistent thieves who had made off with the new mid-engine sports car while the owner was sleeping inside his house.
“We’re lucky this didn’t end up on the highway, where they would have just done 200 miles an hour,” Tulsa Police Department Cpt. Richard Meulenberg said.
Police say the Torch Red Corvette was taken from 93rd and Jamestown, but Onstar located it near 71st and Yale and shut off the vehicle remotely. Officers ordered the suspects out of the Stingray, but apparently, it was still operable and they took off again.
During a short pursuit going north on Yale, one of the passengers, a female, jumped out of the car, suffering “some injuries,” according to a TPD Instagram post.
The remaining two occupants (yes, somehow they had managed to get three passengers into a two-passenger sports car) drove a little bit further and bailed out of the car while it was rolling slowly. The Corvette then suffered minor damage when it rolled over a street sign.
Police then arrested one occupant at the Corvette and apprehended the other after a short chase that ended in a baseball field at LaFortune.
Weapons that did not belong to the vehicle owner were found inside the car, police said, noting that the investigation is still active.
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