Sheriff: 'The weather is bad we're going to chase you'

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Police said a car thief thought officers wouldn't chase him during this week's snowstorm, but he was very wrong. He ended up sliding off the icy road and into a ditch.

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Douglasville Police posted a picture on their social media account stating, “Yes, we will still catch you in the storm.” But he didn't give up after the crash, he took off on foot.


Police released the body camera video of his getaway. After leading police on a car chase through the snow and crashing into a ditch, the car thief made yet another attempt to get away.

Douglas County deputies tracked the man to a shed and it wasn’t long before the K-9 officer has him.

Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds said the man, later identified as Michael Woodall, didn't think deputies would give chase because of the nasty weather conditions.

"He thought it was too dangerous for us to do our job, but sometimes danger don't interfere with what we're supposed to do," the sheriff said.

Sheriff Pounds said Woodall was sadly mistaken and wasn't getting away

"Could have hurt a lot of folks... even officers and citizens, but thank God it turned out the way we wanted it to turn out no one was hurt not even him," said Sheriff Pounds.

Sheriff Pounds only has one message for criminals who come into his county.

"Don’t bring that foolishness to Douglas County because we're not going to tolerate that. The weather is bad we're going to chase you. The weather is good we're going to chase you. We're going to do what these citizens of Douglas County expect us to so and that keeps them safe,” said Pounds.

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