Two suspected teenage carjackers attempting to evade US Capitol police after a dramatic automotive chase took a short-lived refuge inside an outdoor restaurant freezer Tuesday, cops mentioned.
Cedae Hardy and Landrell Jordan, each 18, have been arrested after cops discovered them hiding contained in the fridge, the department said in a statement. They have been charged with stealing a automotive, carrying lethal weapons with out a license and felony fleeing.
The arrests put an finish to a wild pursuit that started at 11:45 a.m. in Washington, DC’s East End when a USCP officer seen a white BMW sedan that was believed to be tied to a string of armed carjackings throughout a neighboring county.
Police, who believed the duo driving the automotive was armed and harmful, tried to make a visitors cease, however the youngsters sped away.
During the chase, the carjackers clipped a police van earlier than crashing right into a police SUV, the division alleges.
That’s when police mentioned Hardy and Jordan made a break for it.
The pair allegedly ditched the stolen automotive and bumped into the outdoor freezer behind a restaurant alongside Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.
Officers discovered the 2 hiding in the fridge and took the duo into custody. A gun and a high-capacity journal have been recovered, police mentioned.