A male police believe is a juvenile stole and crashed a D.C. police cruiser in the 1600 block of Ft. Davis Drive SE early Monday afternoon.
Shortly after 1 p.m. a D.C. police sergeant responded to a 911 hang up call at a Southeast residence. When the sergeant arrived at the home he left his car on, and someone jumped into the car and sped away, police said.
The sergeant chased the suspect on foot, and the vehicle crashed less than a block away at 3900 R Street SE, police said. The auto thief ran away and police are still looking for him.
The original 911 call was to report a missing person, and D.C. police do not believe the incidents are connected.
D.C. police Cmdr. Robert Contee, who heads the 6th District station, said the squad car sustained minor damage and no weapons were inside at the time, the Associated Press reported.
The sergeant faces discipline.