Man leads police on pursuit with four kids inside of car

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "I didn't know what to think," Allison Weir explained. It all happened so quickly. Weir continued, "He like ran over here and he was coming back here where I was cleaning and just being crazy." Weir said the man told her it was an emergency. Weir said the man said, "I need it, I need it, I need it. I didn't know what to do so I was like just stand right here."

The 18-year-old had no clue as to what happened just minutes before the man ran into the restaurant and what was about to unfold. It all started Monday night when Cabot police were originally dispatched to a shoplifting call at the Cabot WalMart on South Rockwood Drive.

Twenty-eight-year-old Christopher Carver allegedly stole items from the store then ran into the nearby Dixie Café Restaurant. Sergeant Keith Graham with the Cabot Police Department said, "They were told that he got into a gold SUV and took off from the scene. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and that's when the pursuit ensued."

Graham said officers pursued Carver at a safe distance, however he was traveling at a high rate of speed. "He took the exit 16 which has a very sharp curve in it. If you take it anything over the speed limit you're going to have problems. Well he lost control of his vehicle, flipped it," Graham explained.

Carver was placed in custody and four children, two of his own, who are all under the age of five were also found in the car. According to Graham, the children have been released from the hospital.

Back at Dixie Cafe, Weir and her coworkers say this experience has definitely heightened their sense of awareness. Weir said, "I was trying to help him out. I don't ever want to let someone use my phone again."


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