Deputies nab car theft suspect after dramatic chase into 'frozen swamp'

The crime spree started in Minneapolis.
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The Chisago County Sheriff's Office is celebrating the arrest of a suspected car thief following a high-speed pursuit on Thursday.

A Facebook post from the office lays out the blow-by-blow of the suspect's alleged crimes in comic fashion:

According to the post, the suspect stole a car in Minneapolis, then ended up in the Pine County area and stole gas from a gas station there, which triggered a call to law enforcement. 

"Information was broadcast to Chisago County after it was learned that the suspect was southbound on I-35," and when deputies spotted the vehicle and attempted to pull it over, the chase began:

After a few miles of the vehicle failing to stop a CCSO deputy flawlessly deployed stop sticks and deflated all four tires. The suspect then made an unsuccessful getaway attempt on foot. CCSO Deputies chased him down on foot and utilized a bit of 4 wheel drive. 

"Getting stuck in the field, jumping out of the stolen car and running away into a frozen swamp... Terrible idea," the sheriff's office says.

One of the sheriff's cruisers did get stuck in the snow, but a local farmer helped haul it out.

Nonetheless, it was a successful operation, and the suspect is now in custody.

The Chisago County leaves this advice for would-be thieves:

"Pro Tip: For those contemplating stealing vehicles in 2020- Gas stations tend to have awesome surveillance video. Motorola 800Mhz radios can connect to any cop in the state in a little under a second."

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