Steal a car, crash a car, run away? You just made the night for a Unified Police Department canine.
UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said that's how things went down in Taylorsville early Thursday morning when a suspect smashed a black BMW sedan into a utility pole near 4900 South and 1100 West just before 1 a.m.
The driver had fled the crashed vehicle by the time UPD officers, called to the scene by alarmed residents, arrived on the scene.
Officers soon discovered that both the license plate and vehicle had been reported as stolen. Then, they reportedly spotted footprints leading away from the car, preserved by the snow. Officers then saw the suspect a short distance away and a foot chase ensued.