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Brave Police Officer Throws Spike Strips During Chase Just in Time! 

A police chase ended in a brutal crash when an officer hurled a spike strip at a car as it sped by at an estimated 50 MPH through a residential neighborhood. Part of the chase was captured on video. According to KATU News, the chase began around 1:20 AM when police officers witnessed the car driven by 35-year-old Richard Millican blow through a stop sign at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued Millican until one brave policeman hurled a spike strip "like a bowling ball" at the speeding suspect's car as it flew by. Raw video (seen above) captured at the scene shows just how close the car was to the officer when it hit the spikes.

After the spikes blew his tires, Millican lost control of the car, jumped a curb and collided into a parked van. Witnesses at the scene said that had the van not been there, Millican would have crashed into an occupied house.

Police said that Millican was taken to the hospital and that a search of his car uncovered methamphetamine. His condition remains unknown.

Millican was cited for attempt to elude in a vehicle, driving while suspended, reckless driving, criminal mischief and distribution and possession of methamphetamine,

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Added: Dec-6-2012 Occurred On: Dec-3-2012
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Tags: portland, oregon, police, chase, crash, spikes
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States (load item map)
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  • Why not an RPG?

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  • brave?

    Stupid Police Officer assists in causing massive accident. Police Officer lucky his idea of using a spike strip in a built up residential area didnt kill anyone.

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  • Common sense, here in Australia at least, dictates that the chase would be called off from the ground due to high risk factors. (Wet and slippery conditions, night time, residential area, high speed, performance car, ) The pursuit can continue from the air if possible where the speeding suspect is not pushed further by chasing police cars.

    A number plate , finger prints or CCTV from the area will more than likely identify the suspect. The police can arrest them later. No need for heros.

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    • @MikeNovember Sometimes we just don't have those resources. A car chase in Australia seems pretty rare anyway, so they must be a big deal when they do happen.

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    • @MikeNovember
      Same here. It's already proven here that police chases are too risky in populated areas, also on roads with traffic. So as soon as there's a heli present it's good to take a certain distance. As shown in the video, the guy could've rammed the house killing people inside.

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    • @MikeNovember In the ideal world. Unfortunately if they let him get a good distance on them, he could simply turn down a corner and then hide anywhere and be impossible to find. Helicopters are not always available.

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    • @MikeNovember SHhhh, this kind of theory will eliminate future quality videos on this site

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  • Brave? Not really. Nice shot? Definitely!

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  • Good stuff, respect for the cop and his bravery.

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  • Nonchalant badassery.

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  • Every shit head who runs from the cops in a vehcile, should be charged with attempted murder.

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  • I personally think that all thieves , muggers , burglars , and armed robbers should be dropped off in Kabul with a sign around their necks declaring that " allah sucks cock " .

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  • well almost kill some one inside that house or someone walking by...yea really brave!!??

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  • $4.75 for 20 marlboro is cheap.

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  • You people are idiots. Not proper stop stick deployment? Disregard for the publics safety? Its interesting how these comments are from foreign countries. Its also obvious you have never actually worked in law enforcement, and have no concept as to how it works, or what its like to actually be in a situation like that.

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    • @themoj0 Or, we have worked in law enforcement in countries other than the united states. But that doesn't matter, right? The USA knows best. That's why you have the worst school system and a debt approaching greek levels. You know best, the rest of the world bows before you.

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    • @pls53 The school PUBLIC school system is screwed up because of teachers unions and the fact that they quit teaching the basics and started pushing social agenda BS. Private schools are fine, and homeschooling is fine, both of which blow the doors off of anything public system offers. Debt is screwed up thanks to obullshit but the friggin' fucktards supposedly wanted his dumbass again for four more years.

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    • @pls53 Worst school system. Is that why so many Folks from Isreal flock to the USA to attend our colleges and universities. Is that why the USA still to this day supports isreal with our military technology that WE engineered and created. Next time your military uses the golden dome or drops a smart bomb on the jihadist scum that want your head on a pole. I expect uou to bow your head and thank Yahweh for the USA because without us your little country would not exsist.

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    • @Pouponalog Actually, Israel has the highest per-capita college educated population on the planet. We also have the most nobel prizes per capita on the planet. I can assure you, we most certainly do not flock to your broke-ass run down univerisities. Also, we do buy your F16s, but we rip out the buggy, broken avionics and insert our own. Keep buying our Iron Dome (which we developed - not you) and Drones (which we developed - not you) though USA, we appreciate your business - but cash onl More..

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    • @pls53 You fucking moron. You only have Iron Dome because we funded it. You built 2 and then your broke ass sat there hoping we'd give you more money. Also, I seem to recall this little Patriot system that protected your ass during the Gulf War. And gratz on coming up with missile defense system. Too bad we had a working system over 30 years ago.

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    • @diggerozzie pffffffffft.. not where i live.

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    • @diggerozzie Yes, under a bridge with my internet connection in Nottingham, England.

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  • Meth really can affect other people. stop using meth

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  • Congrats to the officer for crashing a car, and luckily not killing someone. lol What?

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  • Alright, so where's all the dumbasses who are going to place the blame on the police and not the fucking criminal driving recklessly down a city street trying to get away from them?
    Oh, there you are... nevermind.

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  • he was going faster than 50mph i think...and putting out spikes when a car is going that fast in a crowded civilian area??? don't know if that is entirely the safest thing to do considering there is a high chance that he might crash the car into something or somebody as a consequence.

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  • so ridiculous to have high speed pursuits in a city.. to many innocent people get killed.. and over what? a crack pipe

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  • WOW HE IS SO BRAVE!!! Funny how much cops love to blow each other and exclaim about their heroism. He threw a fuckin spike strip, that is not brave. go to afghanistan or save a child from a burning house then i'll be more inclined to call you brave.

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  • Next invention: land mine strips. Why? Cuz it's 'Merica.

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  • I dont know why any police department engages in high speed chases. Completely way too dangerous to the public.

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  • Really reckless on the cops part. Could have easily hit the oncoming traffic or the house. Back off the pressure till you are out of the residential area then stop him. They damn well best pay up for the damage they caused. No reason the van's owners should have to make an insurance claim cus they are dumb.

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  • yee haa hes doing fifty lets spice it up a bit by adding out of control to the mix be blowing his tires out

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  • not against catching bad guys, but this could have ended really bad for bystanders.

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