White County, Ga - A Cleveland, Ga. woman says she’s thankful for the quick actions of police from several different departments after they tracked down her stolen car.
June Krise told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik she and her husband were checking into a hotel off North Druid Hills Road in Brookhaven on June 5, when a man jumped into their running car and took off.
“It was a nightmare,” she said. “My husband came running (from) the lobby and said somebody had stolen our car.”
Within minutes, Krise said Brookhaven police showed up to the hotel.
“They jumped into action,” she said. “It was like a mini-command post set up right there in front of the hotel.”
When Krise told police her iPhone was still in the car, she said they were able to track the car’s every move using the “Find My iPhone App.”
“They had him twice, chasing him with the blue lights on and he would not stop,” she said.
A few hours later, Krise got a knock on her hotel door from police bringing some good news: Officers had tracked the car into Sandy Springs and arrested the driver, 36-year-old Justin Dean Pulley of Atlanta.
“When we got there he was pinned in between the police car in the front and a brick mailbox in the back,” she said.
Sandy Springs police told Petchenik Tuesday, Pulley rammed one of their squad cars several times and drove at one of the officers.
Pulley remained in the Fulton County jail without bond Friday, facing numerous charges including aggravated assault on a police officer.
Meantime, Krise told Petchenik she brought gifts to Brookhaven police to thank them for their help and sent a letter to Chief Gary Yandura commending their actions.
“Thank God this guy didn’t have a gun,” she said. “They went through hours of chasing this guy, keeping everybody safe.”