Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News
Updated Mar 11, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Tempe police arrest suspect after he crashes in stolen bus

(Tempe Police and Fire Photo)

PHOENIX -- Two crashes and two ruined fences later, Tempe Police arrested a man who stole an empty neighborhood transit bus Tuesday morning.

Police said the suspect, 21-year-old Patric Moonie, took the Orbit city bus, which had been left running, from the transit center on Fifth Street near Sun Devil Stadium.

Moonie's joyride continued despite running the small bus into a backyard wall near 13th Street and Mill Avenue. A witness called 911 to report the crash.

The thrillseeking ended shortly thereafter, when Moonie drove into a wall of a house near Mill Avenue and 15th Street. He jumped the fence into the yard of a man who was home. The homeowner and his dogs wrestled the man to the ground and waited for police.

The small bus carries passengers to residential areas in Tempe.

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.

About the Author


KTAR.com is the online home of KTAR News on 92.3 FM, the Voice of Arizona. We're your source for breaking news, traffic, weather and the stories that matter to you.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News