As joyrides in stolen police cruisers go, it was a brief one and it ended with a detour to the Salt Lake County jail.
Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the incident began late Thursday morning when an officer responded to a 911 call about a suspicious man in dark clothing and carrying a large trash bag peering into the windows and yards of homes in a Kearns neighborhood.
About 11 a.m., the officer spotted the man and approached him. A brief foot chase ensued, and the officer caught him. However, as she attempted to handcuff the suspect, he broke away. During the ensuing struggle, the man allegedly attempted to take the officer's firearm from her.