Fruitless manhunt after road-rage incident closes South Harvard Avenue
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A woman was arrested Thursday night in the aftermath of an apparent road-rage incident that led to a fruitless manhunt in south Tulsa, police said.
Capt. Paul Fields said a 2003 white Chevrolet sport utility vehicle crashed into a black Toyota pickup at least three separate times in the 81st Street and Harvard Avenue area about 7 p.m.
Fields said driver of the SUV deliberately struck the pickup once on the side and twice in the rear. He said there is no evidence that the two drivers knew each other.
Police arrived quickly, and a woman who was in the SUV -- which by that time was parked in a driveway -- appeared extremely intoxicated and claimed that her boyfriend had fled the scene while carrying a firearm, Fields said.
The woman's story led to a "yard-to-yard" search that included at least 10 officers and a police helicopter, he said. A two- or three-block area of Harvard Avenue was shut down during the search, he said.
No suspect was located, and Fields said evidence suggests that the woman was the driver of the SUV and that she actually was alone in the vehicle.
The woman was being taken to the Tulsa Jail, where she likely would be booked on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon, Fields said.