The footage comes courtesy of a motorist who saw the suspect, Hunter Jenkins, flying past him at high speed after three different encounters with spike strips, which left Jenkins’ stolen Honda in serious need of new rubber.
It would be at this point that we would urge you to mind the explicit language used by the person filming the action, but at the same time we can understand his amazement after seeing no fewer than 19 (!) police vehicles engage the suspect.
The description of the video reads as follows: “The Kootenai County Sheriffs department and the Bonner County sheriffs department chased this man was who was wanted for burglary, kidnapping, and vehicle theft. Spike strips were deployed at three intersections and the driver was riding on rims at the speed of 55 miles per hour. The cops finally stopped the 18-year-old driver with a pit maneuver, ramming him into a rental car and surrounding him with guns out.”
A dangerous police that began in Bonner County ends at the O’Reilly Auto Parts in Hayden off Highway 95. @ispdistrict1 says the suspect, Hunter Jenkins, was driving this stolen car and had warrants out for kidnapping and robbery in Kootenai County @KHQLocalNews pic.twitter.com/AT2jloWhaR
— Adam Mayer (@KHQAdam) November 27, 2018
Nevertheless, we can’t help but wonder if almost 20 patrol cars were needed to stop a single vehicle. Then again, that was the officers’ call, and we don’t purport to know their job better than them, so we’ll leave it at that.