INDIANAPOLIS - Two men were arrested early Wednesday after wedging their truck into the side of a vacant home at the end of an unsuccessful getaway attempt from a police car.
Indianapolis police (IMPD) said just before 3 a.m., an officer was following a pickup truck on the northeast side of town. The officer said he was just about to turn his lights on to initiate a traffic stop when the truck suddenly and quickly took off.
IMPD said when the officer caught up with the truck in the 2900 block of East Olney Street, he found it had rammed into the side of a vacant home. (See map below.)
Police said the two men inside the car were taken to Eskenazi Health to be checked out and appeared to be fine. Officers said they were not sure if the two men were intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Investigators said while the two men were trying to get away, they threw a gun out the window into the street. The handgun came back as stolen when examined further.
IMPD said the pickup truck also did not belong to the men, but was a rental vehicle. Investigators are not sure which company it belongs to yet.
RTV6 spoke with a family nearby who woke up when the pickup truck crashed into the home. The ruckus was so loud, it awoke the family's young daughter.
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