Reporting Jericka Duncan
By Jericka Duncan
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s the wild police chase that played out on live television on Tuesday.
The couple involved is charged with stealing a Camden police car before stealing a Philadelphia police car, and now the woman arrested is suspected of stealing another car the night before.
Nineteen-year-old Randy Gordon, a delivery man for Del Rossi’s Cheesesteak Co., believes 23-year-old Shayna Sykes stole his 2005 Altima.
It happened Monday afternoon near Hancock Street and Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties. Gordon was there to drop off some french fries.
“I drop off the food, I run out, I didn’t even get money for the food,” Gordon says.
He says a stranger saw him running after the car and told him to hop into his car. Gordon says he and the stranger followed the car for about five minutes, and then lost the stolen vehicle.
Officials say they later recovered Gordon’s car on State Street in North Camden.
On Thursday, Eyewitness News was at a Pennsauken impound lot as Gordon and his mother looked at the damage for the first time. They showed Eyewitness News cell phone video that suggested possible drug use.
“There was more than one syringe, a whole bunch of little baggies,” says Gordon, who adds that none of it was his.
“There were phones in there; at least my W-2s were still in there. There was all this baby formula,” Gordon says.
The Gordon family says they were in church Wednesday night, praying they would find their car.
Now that it’s back in their possession, they plan to get it fixed or buy a new one with the insurance money.