An officer was hospitalized Tuesday after being pinned by the driver of a stolen vehicle on the Near North Side, Chicago police said. It resulted in two arrests.
When police tried to stop the vehicle about 4:05 p.m. near Maple and State streets, the vehicle reversed, hitting an officer and pinning him to a parked vehicle, police said.
The officer was taken to a local hospital with an injury to his lower leg, police said. He was listed in fair condition.
The driver and passenger in the vehicle were taken into custody, police said, and a weapon was recovered on the scene.
Gee, who would have thought a chunk of metal and plastic could be used as a weapon? Speedy recovery wished to the Officer.