Police say Pine Lawn teen threatened officer with a gun, ran away
PINE LAWN (AP) - Police said they've captured a Pine Lawn teenager who pointed a pistol at an officer during a traffic stop and then fled.
Pine Lawn Police Lt. Steven Blakeney told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the officer stopped the 17-year-old's car Monday morning because its headlights were off. He said the teen and another man pointed pistols at the officer and ran away. A third man also fled the vehicle.
The officer said the driver lost both of his shoes before running into the woods.
The teen eventually surrendered to a St. Ann officer with a police dog.
Prosecutors charged the teenager with unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. It's unclear if the passengers were arrested.
Pine Lawn is a city in St. Louis County.