CLEVELAND (WJW) — Video released to the Fox 8 I-Team takes you inside the case of an Ohio State football coach being carjacked at gunpoint in Cleveland.
The I-Team has found that one suspect should not have even been on the streets.
The police video reveals Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day was also at the school.
Body camera video shows a police officer asking the coach who’s been carjacked,
“He pulled a gun? What did it look like?”
The coach answered, “It was a nine-millimeter. It was black.”
He described the gunman as a teen wearing a black jacket with a hood and a mask.
The officer said, “You stepped out of the car…he jumped in?” The coach responded, “Yeah. Yeah.”
Ryan Day then said, “Do rental cars have GPS on them?” An officer told him, “They’re looking to see. They’re trying to track it.”
Officers later spotted the stolen SUV and the Cleveland Police helicopter tracked it until the suspects got out and ran. The chopper crew called out on the radio, “There’s two males. There are three males. One with a white jacket and black pants. There’s actually four 4 of them.”
Police on the ground then moved in while shouting commands. More body camera video shows officers rounding up suspects and finding a gun.
Investigators tied a group of young adults and juveniles to three other hold-ups. Two occurred right after the robbery of the coach.
One suspect told police, “Don’t shoot. Don’t shoot, y’all. Don’t shoot.”
The I-Team also found that one juvenile already was under house arrest wearing an ankle monitor and he left home shortly before the carjacking of the coach.
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court said detention workers tried contacting the teen’s family after noticing he had left home. Cuyahoga County Prosecutors said the suspects in these cases involved three young adults and two juveniles.
Prosecutors have indicted the adults, and they are pushing to have the juveniles tried as adults.
The story behind the coach carjacking is just beginning. Records show that the suspect who’d been under house arrest had cases pending in juvenile court for a stolen car, stolen credit cards and more.