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Police chase stolen FedEx delivery truck from south KC into Johnson County

Police on Wednesday afternoon pursued a stolen FedEx delivery truck from south Kansas City into Johnson County, where the 19-year-old driver was taken into custody.

Prairie Village police said a Kansas City officer tried to stop the stolen vehicle about 4:30 p.m., but the driver refused and sped off. The chase then wound through the south part of the area.

Police deployed stop sticks near 56th and Oak streets but the truck continued west into Mission Hills, the Prairie Village statement said.

The chase ended at 71st Street and Belinder Road in Johnson County after a tire came off its rim, according to a tweet from Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté.

Police said the FedEx truck had been stolen just before 9 a.m. Wednesday from a Shell service station at 8801 N.E. Birmingham Road. The driver pulled the vehicle up to a gas pump to refuel, went inside the service station to make a purchase and left the keys in the vehicle. The truck was gone when the driver went outside.

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