Video shows car thieves scramble out of sun roof, try to hide in homeless camp after chase on I-20

ATLANTA — Once again, Atlanta police and the Georgia State Patrol have proved that its not smart to try to outrun them -- especially with a helicopter flying overhead.

Police released chopper video of carjackers leading state troopers on a chase with a stolen Camaro last week. The chase ends with two suspects scrambling out of the Camaro’s sun roof while the car is still moving, and trying to hide in a homeless camp before being caught.

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The chase and arrests were caught on camera by APD’s air unit Phoenix, which gives officers on the ground real-time directions and suspect updates.


“(One suspect) cleverly decided to enter an occupied tent and take up temporary residence,” police said. “Phoenix technology guided the Troopers to the tent, and the suspect was taken into custody.”

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Investigators determined the Camaro was stolen from DeKalb County. Officers also recovered over a pound of marijuana and a gun from the car.

The suspects’ identities have not been released. It’s unclear what charges they face.