Hands up, drop the doughnut: Police chase down stolen Donut Land truck

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A man driving a van full of stolen doughnuts led police on a chase through southeast Portland before he eventually stopped, put his hands out the window and dropped a pastry from his hands, according to police.

The chase took place after a delivery driver for Donut Land stopped his van on Southwest Fifth Avenue in downtown Portland so he could make a delivery of pastries.  

He left the 2004 Chevy Astro van unlocked with the keys inside, and at some point it was stolen.

As a Portland police officer was taking the report, another officer spotted the stolen van heading east on Powell Boulevard across the river.

The officer activated his overhead lights as he positioned his patrol car behind the van, but the driver – later identified as 34-year-old Peter Johansen – didn’t stop and led the officer on a chase.

After about two miles, Johansen pulled over at Southeast 59th Avenue and Mall Street, and the officer began to give him commands to put both his hands out the window.

Johansen “put his hands out the window and the officer observed a pastry fall from the suspect’s hands,” police said.

He was arrested without incident and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, theft and attempt to elude.

The Donut Land van had doughnuts littered all over the inside of the van, but there was no damage to the vehicle itself.


One thought on “Hands up, drop the doughnut: Police chase down stolen Donut Land truck

  1. Steal a Doughnut truck…how stupid…He should have known the cops would have chased him till dooms day over that theft…

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