Police documents detail dump truck's path of destruction
Updated On: Jul 03 2013 02:52:12 PM HST
Things are back to normal at Kapiolani Park, but it was quite a different scene on Saturday night when a wild police pursuit took place around the park and ended with a stolen dump truck crashing onto the sands of Waikiki and Allen Pitts was arrested.
While there are still some signs of what happened in the park, according to recently released police documents, 43-year-old Allen Pitts inflicted the most damage on Honolulu police officers.
The report details how Pitts was reportedly able to steal the truck parked along Kalakaua Avenue because the keys were under the seat for crews that were cleaning the beach.
Then at 11:39 p.m., police were called about a hazardous driver in a dump truck near Monsarrat Avenue.
A minute later, a police officer in his car along Paki Avenue sees the dump truck driver intentionally crashing into his patrol car.
The truck then takes off through Kapiolani Park and the police pursuit begins. Moments later, in front of Kaimana Beach, the driver again intentionally slams into a police car before roaring up the wrong way of the one-way street.
In court on Tuesday, Pitts, the suspected driver, didn't talk about his wild ride, but he simply acted strange and complained to the judge about being chained up.
"I'm bolted to my body. I do not like it. I want medical attention," said Pitts. "Do you see anyone else bolted to their body, your honor?"
On Wednesday, an Oahu grand jury indicted Pitts on 11 crimes: one count of reckless endangering, one count of auto theft, two counts of first-degree criminal property damage. Bail is set at $75,000.
Pitts doesn't have an extensive criminal record here in Hawaii. Back in 2011, he was arrested for trespassing, and he had to pay a $25 fine.
This time around, he faces four felony charges including ones for intentional criminal property damage knowing there could be injuries or even death. If convicted, Pitts could face extended sentencing for the protection of the public.
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