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POLICE: Louisville man leads officers on dangerous pursuit in Oxmoor parking lot

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Timothy Tyler (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Timothy Tyler (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man after they say he stole a vehicle in the parking lot of Oxmoor Mall, then led police on a pursuit that endangered several pedestrians in the parking lot.

According to an arrest report, someone from the Von Maur department store located at the mall called police after witnessing "suspicious activity" on the west side of the parking lot. 

As an officer approached to investigate, police say 25-year-old Timothy L. Tyler tried to drive away "at a high rate of speed." The officer then attempted to block Tyler in with a police vehicle, but Tyler allegedly drove around the vehicle, leading the officer on a brief pursuit inside the parking lot, driving at high speeds and, "nearly causing several head-on collisions and (nearly) running over pedestrians."

Police say Tyler was exhibiting "extreme indifference to human life," and that the officer was just about to end the pursuit "due to the extreme danger the situation was causing," when Tyler allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the mall. Police arrested him a short time later inside.

According to the arrest report, the vehicle Tyler was driving did not belong to him. Police say the vehicle's owner left a second set of keys on the center console, and Tyler can be seen on surveillance video forcing the vehicle's window open and climbing in.

Tyler was arrested and charged with theft of an auto, wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, possession of marijuana and instructional permit violations.

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