Randy Lee Cooper, 27, had stolen a Toyota Land Cruiser and after someone reported the incident, Newberg-Dundee Police Department successfully tracked the car down and pursued it.
Unfortunately for Cooper, in attempting to avoid the cops, he crashed into another car, which turned out had been stolen three weeks earlier.
The second car, a Buick, had been stolen by Kristin Nicole Begue, 25, who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
The incident happened in Newberg, Oregon, on July 5, which led to the man and woman being arrested.
In a Facebook post, the police explained what had happened:
On the morning of July 5, 2020, Newberg-Dundee Police officers responded to a report of a suspect that had just stolen a victim’s Toyota Land Cruiser. Officers located the stolen vehicle moments later as it drove through town. The suspect attempted to elude police through downtown Newberg and crashed the Land Cruiser into an occupied Buick Regal near E. Franklin & College St.
Officers took the suspect into custody from the Land Cruiser, but then learned the Buick Regal was also stolen from a completely unrelated crime that had been reported about three weeks prior. The driver of the stolen Buick was found to be under the influence of intoxicants and arrested as well.
After the crash, Cooper was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude police, assault-3, reckless driving and other related crimes. On the other hand, Begue was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
On the post, one officer commented, ‘None of us have ever heard of this happening before. NDPD may have made history.’
Some commenters have joked that it’s like a strange ending for TV show How I Met Your Mother.