Teen basically plays Grand Theft Auto in real life through Milledgeville


A 17-year-old is accused of driving more than 100 miles per hour on the wrong side of the road through Milledgeville, crashing his car, running from law enforcement and attempting to pull a handgun before finally being tackled near Georgia College & State University.

The "Flock Safety" law enforcement camera on Ga. 49 first alerted local law enforcement of a car reported stolen out of Macon and entering Baldwin County on Thursday afternoon. The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office first spotted the car near Ga. 49's intersection with McCullar-Weaver Road. The car then picked up speed, and two Georgia State Patrol troopers joined the chase around Allen Memorial Road. The car then barreled past Baldwin High and through the bypass intersection, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour and swerving back-and-forth from one side of the road to the other, according to Corp. Kevin Kirby with the GSP.

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A trooper then made the decision to perform a PIT maneuver before the car was able to reach the downtown business district, and the stolen car wiped out and turned over near the intersection of West Hancock Street and Columbia Street. The suspect then got out and took off on foot. He was tasered multiple times and tackled. The suspect then managed to escape the tackle, however, and began running once again. As a second trooper was moving in, the suspect attempted to pull out a handgun, according to Kirby, at which time the second trooper was able to get the suspect to the ground and take the gun away. Deputies and Milledgeville Police Department officers then moved in with handcuffs, and the man finally was subdued.

The suspect ultimately was identified as Fabian Johnson, a 17-year-old Macon man. The same vehicle is suspected of being involved in more than a dozen break-ins around the Medical Center parking lot in Macon earlier this week, added Kirby.

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