FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Sunday a driver led the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) in a pursuit that ended in a crash in the sideyard of a home.
Around 11 am Sunday morning officers were in the area of Paulding and Winter and observed a stolen Kia while on patrol. Officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver failed to yield which led to the pursuit. The pursuit was lengthy and through multiple parts of town. During the pursuit, the suspect warranted officers to discharge their weapons. No one involved in the pursuit was injured.
The driver then crashed the vehicle into the side yard of a home off Clemson Drive near the 7300 block of Bluffton Road. The car had 3 other passengers, all fleeing on foot once the car crashed.
All vehicle passengers, including the driver and three passengers, were caught and detained by officers.
Officers at the scene believe the incident is connected to the ongoing trend from TikTok started last year by a group known as “Kia Boyz”. The trend shows the vulnerability of these types of vehicles to theft.
The investigation is still ongoing at this time, body camera and dash camera footage will be reviewed.
WANE 15 will continue to provide updates as they are received.