Landslide stops robbery suspect who stole taxi

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BROOKINGS, Ore. — Officers in southwest Oregon say a teenager who stole a taxi at knifepoint tried to get away from a deputy by heading into the country, but ran right into a landslide.

KVAL-TV reports the theft happened Saturday afternoon.

A deputy saw the taxi van on U.S. 101 and tried to pull the driver over.

The driver turned onto Meyers Creek road, which turned out to be closed because the landslide covered it.

The taxi crashed, and deputies say they arrested the driver without a struggle.

The Curry County sheriff's office said 18-year-old Cody Pettit of Brookings was accused of robbery, methamphetamine possession and other charges.