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Alleged snack theft leads to Ohio police chase, car crash, injuring 3 girls, 1 critically
CINCINNATI (AP) ¯¯¯ Cincinnati police say a group of girls who shoplifted snacks from a convenience store triggered a police chase that ended when their car crashed into a utility pole, injuring three of them.
The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/L67IP8 ) reports the pursuit began early Tuesday after a store manager reported the girls stole potato chips and other items and took off in a car. An officer who responded saw a similar vehicle pass by and unsuccessfully tried to pull it over, leading to the pursuit.
Police say the 16-year-old driver and two passengers, a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old, were taken to a hospital and charged with theft. The youngest is in critical condition.
Two other teens were unhurt and cited for curfew violations.
Police were investigating whether the officer followed proper procedure.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com