KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officers were called to the 41 Action News studio at 4720 Oak Street early Friday evening after a hit-and-run suspect ran into the station’s employee parking lot.
Shortly before 6:45 p.m., two cars collided at 47th Street and Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. The driver who caused the wreck fled the scene, and the other driver chased after him.
The suspect headed south on Oak Street and entered the fenced-in parking lot behind the KSHB-TV studio.
41 Action News employees saw the suspect hiding underneath one of the station’s marked vans.
The other driver approached the suspect, and pulled him out from underneath the car. The pair started fighting, and the suspect threw an object at the other driver’s face, drawing blood.
The suspect tried climbing the west side fence of the parking lot, which stands about 8 feet tall. After failing to climb the fence, the suspect ran to the east side fence, which is about 4 feet tall. The suspect crossed the fence and headed south on Oak Street while the other driver continued to chase after him.
During the chase, the suspect told a 41 Action News employee that he was out on parole and that he was driving his wife’s car.
Officers caught up with the suspect a few blocks away and took him into custody.
Our Christa Dubill was able to catch a glimpse of the action with her cellphone camera. Watch the raw video in the player above.
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