MANHATTAN, IL – A traffic stop Monday afternoon in Manhattan took a dramatic turn as the driver executed a daring escape on foot. The event unfolded inside the parking lot of a local bank when a vigilant Manhattan Police Officer attempted to pull over a vehicle.
As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver made a swift decision to flee the scene on foot, leaving the car behind. The unexpected move caught the police off guard, prompting an immediate pursuit through the streets of Manhattan.
Despite their best efforts, the police with the aid of the Will County Sheriff’s Department combed the area and were unable to apprehend the fleeing driver. The incident has raised questions and concerns among the local community.
The Manhattan Police Department is urging anyone with information about the incident or the suspect to come forward and assist in their ongoing investigation. Residents are encouraged to report any relevant details to aid law enforcement in resolving the case.