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Watch: Man tries to steal pickup in Bremerton; toddler inside vehicle

A surveillance video released by Bremerton police shows an attempted theft of a pickup Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The woman's 2-year-old child was in the truck.

BREMERTON, Wash. -- A woman managed this week to fight off a man who tried to steal a pickup truck. Her 2-year-old son was inside the truck, police said.

Police released the surveillance video of the attempted theft, which took place Wednesday afternoon in the 1500 block of Elizabeth Avenue. The woman was punched in the face, and the man who tried to steal the truck ran away.


Court documents say the woman told police that her 2-year-old son was asleep in the truck, and she had gotten out to check on a property.

She returned and discovered a man in the front seat of the truck and tried to pull him out.

He slapped and hit her, saying he would kill them both, court documents say.

She intertwined her arm in the steering wheel and stood on the truck's running board. The truck went across the street and hit a concrete retaining wall.

Police managed to capture him after a long, wild chase. Court documents say the man arrested and charged in the incident, Da'Shawn Eugene Jackson, told police he had been smoking spice, which is a synthetic marijuana.

Jackson, described as an unemployed transient, was charged with several offenses Thursday, including robbery, kidnapping, burglary and felony harassment. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

Jackson ended up in custody only after a frantic foot chase.

Police say bicycle officers responded to reports of the attempted theft . An officer found the man court documents identify as Jackson and chased him.

Jackson tried to get into a parked Cadillac in the backyard of a home in the 1100 block of Elizabeth Avenue but failed, court documents say

An officer drew his stun gun and ordered Jackson on the ground.

But he jumped a fence and got into the bed of a truck, court documents say.

Officers confronted him, and he ran away again.

Jacksont into a home in the 1000 block of Warren Avenue, court documents says. People who lived there ordered him out. He left, police said, but only after he heard sirens, court documents say.

He ran again, but slipped and fell, police said. That's when officers grabbed him. Medics treated him, and he kicked one medic in the face, court documents say.


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