VIDEO: Police car theft, high speed chase broadcast live on Facebook

John Pinney during Facebook Live (NBC News)

TULSA, Oklahoma (NBC News) An Oklahoma man was arrested Monday night after he allegedly stole a police vehicle, rammed a police cruised and lead officers on a high speed chase. And the suspect streamed the pursuit live on Facebook.

Authorities say a Tulsa police officer was inside a coffee shop and left her keys in the police car when it was stolen just before 8 p.m.

Police say the suspect, 25-year old John Pinney took the opportunity took off in the cruiser.

Pinney then lead officers on a high speed chase across at least three counties, reaching speeds of up to 120 miles per hour.

While on the run, Pinney posted part of the chase on Facebook live using the officer’s Ipad.

After a 40 minute pursuit, police were able to catch up with Pinney. He had parked the police cruiser at this parents’ home.

Police say the Facebook video made it easier for officers to track him down.

Pinney has been charged with several felony counts, including impersonating a police officer.

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