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Stolen vehicle recovered at Speedway and Kolb

Posted at 2:24 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 21:18:14-04

Tucson police shut down Speedway and Kolb Friday afternoon after they recovered a stolen vehicle, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the department. 

Dugan says at 1:20 p.m. a Homeland Security Investigations agent was driving in the area of South Pacific Avenue and Downtown Street and saw a man laying in the roadway. 

The agent stopped to see if the man needed assistance. The man got up and refused help.

The agent realized the man was intoxicated and saw he had abrasions. 

Dugan says the man walked away from the agent to a nearby residence. The man opened a security screen door and grabbed the door handle. 

The homeowner came out and questioned the man and told him to leave his property all while the agent was following the man. 

As the agent witnessed the exchange between the homeowner and the man he approached him again.

The agent pulled the man away from the house and identified himself as a free agent. The man took a drunken swing at the agent and missed. 

The man then walked to the 600 block of South Railroad where a woman had her car running with her dog in the backseat. 

The man sat down in the car and shut the door and took off. As the man left he hit a nearby telephone pole.

The agent called in the incident to 9-1-1 and provided dispatch with a description of the vehicle. 

Tucson police located the vehicle at Speedway and Kolb and performed a traffic stop. The man was taken into custody without incident. 

The man was taken to the hospital for injuries for previous injuries he sustained. 

Dugan says the man faces felony charges. The incident is also being investigated as a DUI.