Police Say Florida Man Stole, Crashed Patrol Car

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa man has been arrested after he wrestled away from a police officer and allegedly stole the officer’s patrol car.

The officer was patrolling a Tampa motel Friday when he heard a man and woman arguing. The officer said he stepped out of his car and noticed Lorenzo Little shoving drugs into his mouth. The officer said he grabbed Little and the two struggled.

Tampa Police said 48-year-old Little broke free, jumped in the officer’s patrol car and sped off. But Little lost control of the cruiser and crashed into a parked car.

Authorities said Little then broke into a home as he tried to escape. A police dog picked up his scent and helped capture him.

Little was charged with trafficking narcotics, manufacturing synthetic drugs and battery.

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