Tourist police shoot out tires of fleeing vehicle

Tourist police had to fire on a fleeing car to detain a man believed riding in a stolen vehicle.

The incident happened in Puntarenas Centro when police recognized the car as one that had been stolen in San José de la Montaña.

Police said the driver stepped on the gas when he saw police coming and drove the wrong way for four kilometers, some 2.5 miles. Because he represented a risk to the public, police said they shot out the vehicle tires to make the arrest, said Nelson Ramírez, the regional chief.

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