Central Florida Police Helicopter Pilot Gets Alert from His Ring Doorbell Cam and Goes After Them

Volusia County Sheriff's Department

This could be the best police story of the year.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s office is reporting that around 2 a.m. Sunday, Seminole County’s Alert One helicopter was in flight when a pilot received an alert from his Ring camera at his home. The doorbell camera video showed two suspects checking handles on his vehicles while an SUV followed them.

He notified the Volusia Country Sheriff’s deputies, and then located the suspect vehicle from the helicopter. While attempting a traffic stop, the vehicle fled into Seminole County. Deputies successfully deployed stop sticks and the suspects bailed out of the vehicle while it was still rolling in Sanford. 

All three suspected were taken into custody. Police were able to link several wallets in the car to other break ins and the car itself was stolen. They’re facing multiple charges. Check out the video from Volusia County Sheriff’s office below.

Seminole-Volusia team effort: Car break suspects arrested 9/13/20

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, Seminole County's Alert One helicopter was in flight when a pilot got an alert from his Ring camera at home. The video showed two suspects checking handles on his vehicles while an SUV followed them through the neighborhood. The pilot notified Volusia deputies and then located the suspect vehicle from the sky. When deputies attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle fled into Seminole County. After deputies successfully deployed stop sticks, the vehicle slowed down and the suspects bailed out while it was still rolling in Sanford. The three juvenile suspects, ages 16, 15 and 14, were taken into custody without further incident. Their gray Acura RDX was reported stolen out of Orange County, and inside were several wallets, a ski mask and a window breaching tool. Deputies were able to link the suspects to several car breaks throughout Deltona. Great work by all, and a big thank you to our partners in Seminole County!

Posted by Volusia Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 14, 2020

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