Police are saying a man who was later identified as 42-year-old George Kallas stole a police officers then led them on a short chase that ended in all place but where the car belongs at the parking lot of the police precinct in Kearns, Utah. Lt. Justin Hoyal said at around 10 am police received a call of a suspicious man who was wearing a black hat, black coat, carrying a black garbage bag was looking into the windows of near by houses in the neighborhood. When police responded they couldn’t find the man initially; but about an hour later an officer tried to speak to the man, who than took off running. When an officer finally caught up with him he seemed to surrender without any problems. As soon as the arresting office tried to handcuff the man that is when the man reached for the officer’s weapons and jumped in the front seat of the officer’s car and sped away. A short chase followed through a few Kearns neighborhoods with speeds never reaching past 50 mph. The chase then abruptly ended when the man drove to the Unified police station, Police quickly swarmed in to arrest George Kallas. Kallas was arrested for a number of charges including assault on a police officer, fleeing, attempting to disarm a police officer and escaping from custody. Kallas is no stranger to the police system and has a long-lasting criminal history according to Utah state records.
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