Monday, March 21, 2011

Randy Black, Armed with Crossbow, Leads Police on Interstate Chase

Posted By on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 11:55 AM

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A crossbow-totting speed demon led eight different police departments on a cross-county chase Sunday, a steamroll of crazy that probably shot right across your ‘burb.

According to the Chronicle-Telegram, Randy D. Black, 40-years-old and hailing from Quincy, Ill., was hot on the police radios as missing and possibly armed when a trooper from the Ohio Highway Patrol spotted him on Interstate 80; Black failed to pull over when signaled, and it was off to the races.

The driver piloted his pickup truck off the turnpike and latched onto I-90 eastbound. By this time the Avon Police Department had joined the chase. As the car, bulleting at 100 mph, crossed into Cuyahoga County, Cleveland police picked up the scent and sprinkled the road with stop sticks, which are some kind of utility belt gizmo that deflate tires.

Eventually, the truck’s front left tire was popped — in Lake County. Fairly incredible this guy sped from the western edge of Lorain to Lake County without causing an accident. Police took Black into custody without incident, but found the pleasure cruiser was armed with a crossbow and six arrows.

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