INDIANAPOLIS - A man was arrested early Thursday morning after leading officers on a chase in a stolen car and cutting a traffic-light pole in half in a crash.
Indianapolis police (IMPD) said just after 6:45 a.m., someone driving a stolen car began to lead police on a chase on the south side.
Police said a woman had called in Thursday morning to report that the man, her ex-boyfriend, had tried to "firebomb" his her car by putting a rag in her gas tank and lighting it on fire.
As police followed the man in the car (stolen from Beech Grove), officers said it crashed at the intersection of Shelby Street and Troy Avenue, hitting a utility pole and traffic signal, essentially destroying the pole.
The car then crashed in a grassy lot near the intersection and burst into flames. Officers were able to pull him out safely.
The man was later identified as Jordan Smith.
Watch RTV6 and check back here for more on this story.
2 dogs found together on streets inseparable
People all over the world are hoping they can adopt a pair of dogs that were found wandering the streets together almost two weeks ago in…
Plane of Ind. dad-son team crashes during flight
The plane of an Indiana father-son team attempting to fly around the world has crashed after taking off from American Samoa.
Carmel restaurant faces health dept. violations
Despite reports of several customers complaining of being sickened from salmonella at the Agave Bar and Grill in Carmel, the restaurant's…
Ex-employee says prison workers had sex on desk
Indiana's prison agency mistreated a female employee when it shrugged off her complaints about workers having sex on her desk and when it…
David Bisard files appeal in conviction
Lawyers for former Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Davis Bisard filed an appeal Wednesday after he was convicted in 2013…
Danville women accused of arson
Two women are accused of setting a home on fire to collect insurance money.