Carjacker Pinches Police Cruiser in Attempted Escape

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (AP) -
Police on Sunday stand near two police cars that were involved in an accident during a police chase of Sereymanta Kong in Paramus, N.J. (Tyson Trish/The Record via AP)
Police on Sunday stand near two police cars that were involved in an accident during a police chase of Sereymanta Kong in Paramus, N.J. (Tyson Trish/The Record via AP)

A Connecticut man attempting to escape after he carjacked a Mercedes Sunday afternoon stole a police cruiser in northern New Jersey.

Sereymanta Kong, 22, was lying on a street when a woman stopped her car, got out and called for help for the man. Kong then jumped up and drove off with the woman’s Mercedes, forcing her two kids from the car.

Police gave chase through several towns before they got out to corral the man. Kong got into a struggle with officers and somehow was able to steal a police cruiser. The chase went through several more towns before ending in Paramus.

Kong, as well as least five officers, was injured.