CALGARY- A scary crime spree led to a series of crashes in and around Calgary on Thursday, and has resulted in charges against one man.
It all started on Deerfoot Trail just before noon, when a man driving south crashed into an embankment on 17 Ave. S.E. A Good Samaritan pulled over to try and help, but the suspect pulled a knife on him and stole his vehicle.
He then continued south on Deerfoot, before crashing into a gas station in Aldersyde, resulting in structural damage. A few minutes later, he got into another crash, this time with a gravel truck in Okotoks.
That’s when a woman with a baby pulled over to check if he was OK, and then had a knife pulled on her. Fortunately she managed to get herself and the baby to safety before the suspect stole her vehicle. Both the victim and a police officer suffered minor injuries as a result.
RCMP used spike belts, and were eventually able to stop the suspect and make an arrest. At least eight vehicles were damaged in the crime spree.
An investigation is now underway, and investigators believe drugs may have played a role in the incident. A 44-year-old Calgary man now faces a number of charges.