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August 22, 2014

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Metro: Man who rammed cop cars had stolen three vehicles

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Police released this photograph of an unmarked squad car that was allegedly rammed by Samual Donesing on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

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Samual Donesing

A man who allegedly rammed two unmarked police cars early Tuesday admitted to stealing three vehicles and burglarizing another two, police said today.

According to an incident report released Wednesday, Samual Donesing, 23, admitted to stealing a black Mercedes-Benz he was driving when detectives surrounded him near Decatur Boulevard and Flamingo Road shortly before noon on Tuesday.

Donesing, who was wanted on a felony warrant in the theft of another vehicle, allegedly rammed two police cars to push them out of his path and speed away in a residential neighborhood. The undercover detectives had activated the cars’ emergency lights before Donesing struck them, the report says.

Metro said officers did not chase Donesing because he fled the area dangerously fast, though they monitored his location from a distance.

The Mercedes-Benz 350 broke down near the intersection of Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard, and police arrested him there without incident.

No one was hurt during the chase.

Police said Donesing admitted to stealing the 2008 Mercedes-Benz along with a 2004 Volvo S60 and a 1997 GMC Suburban. He also told police that he broke into a 2000 Ford Mustang and then helped someone steal it. He also broke into a 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass and took a handgun from inside, the report says.

Donesing was reportedly carrying a shaved key when police arrested him, a tool which detectives say is commonly used to steal vehicles.

He faces a lengthy list of charges that include battery of a police officer with a deadly weapon, grand larceny auto and illegal possession of a firearm.

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