A Portage teen was arrested Sunday morning after he allegedly attempted to steal a police car after crashing into a gas pump.

Portage Public Safety Officers had been called to the C Store on Centre Ave. around 7:30am Sunday, to find an unoccupied vehicle that crashed into a gas pump; witnesses said the driver had fled on foot, and officers located the 17-year-old driver a short time later on Angling Rd.

While officers were trying to determine if the teen needed medical attention, he allegedly assaulted an officer and got into the driver’s seat of a police cruiser, in an attempt to escape. He was tased by officers and eventually subdued.

The teen was taken to the hospital to be evaluated, and could be facing multiple charges.

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