Teens Facebook Live police chase after stealing car, police say

Teens Facebook Live police chase after stealing car, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — You really have to peel back the layers, to fully understand what landed four teenage boys behind bars.

Memphis Police said what ended in Southeast Memphis Thursday morning, started the day before.

A woman warming her car up outside her Hickory Commons home discovered the car was stolen.

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Hours later, the woman told police she saw her 1998 Blue Corolla traveling down Shelby Drive.

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The victim said she started trailing behind her stolen car.

Finally when she got to stoplight at Lamar and Winchester, she decided to confront the teenagers.

She told police one of the passengers pointed a gun at her, while cursing at her.  It was then, when she backed off.

By early Thursday morning, police patrolling the area spotted the stolen Corolla.

Police tried pulling the teens over.  Instead a chase got underway.  It was at this moment, the teenage driver went live on Facebook—streaming it online as more and more officers join in the chase.

UNBELIEVABLE: Teens Facebook Live police chase after stealing car, MPD says. NOTE: We blurred their faces, because they are minors. You can still hear the chase. http://bit.ly/2ne1Tgf

Posted by FOX13 Memphis on Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Ahhh, they are waiting on us," he was heard saying.

Seconds later, a tire on the stolen car blew out.  That's when the teens decided how to ditch the car.

"We are going into the hotel, we are going to run to the hotel," the driver said on video.

The Governors Inn along Mt. Moriah is where they crashed.  As the teens tried running away, they damaged a MPD cruiser.  The suspects didn't get very far.

Now a 15, 16 and two 17 year-olds are being charged with auto theft.  The driver will also have to answer to a charge of evading police.

Hours later, and things calmed down after a chaotic night—was streamed live for the world to see.

In a surprising twist, the woman whose car was stolen was cited for leaving her vehicle unattended.  Police told us there could be more charges tacked on against the teens.