The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is known for its speed. Capable of reaching 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, and with a top seed of just over 200 mph, the car is obviously hard to catch. So, when a 25-year-old man decided to steal one, local police officers were hard-pressed to keep up.
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A white Dodge Challenger Hellcat was stolen in the Houston, Texas area by Mohmed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba and, when local law enforcement was notified, a high-speed chase ensued.
The events were caught on video by a helicopter, showing just what the Hellcat is capable of as it tore down I-10.
ABC 13, the source of the video, did state that the vehicle was known to have a tracker on it, which assisted officers in monitoring the Hellcat’s location during the pursuit.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the Hellcat surpassed 100 mph during the chase, though the exact top speed reached wasn’t provided.
Abu-Shlieba can be seen weaving through traffic and even driving down the shoulder as he attempted to elude local officers.
According to The Drive, Abu-Shlieba’s joyride came to an end, not because of police intervention, but because he simply ran out of gas. The vehicle stopped on the side of the road, and Abu-Shlieba attempted to flee on foot. He was ultimately “spider tackled” by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy.
Reportedly, Abu-Shlieba was amused by the chase that had transpired, even laughing about the incident and asserting that it was “no big deal.” He also allegedly boasted about his speed while in the local Jefferson County courtroom as well as the Hellcat’s capabilities.
According to ABC 13, Abu-Shleiba was wanted on a felony warrant out of Harris County.
No one was injured during the chase, and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat was later returned to its legal owner.