Woman, with 5 Kids in Van, Leads Police on Chase

Posted: Oct 3, 2012 12:05 PM by Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS - A woman is in custody in St. Louis after leading police on a chase while her five children were inside the minivan.

A pedestrian was struck during the chase that ended when the minivan struck the Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis.

KTVI-TV reports that police in Wellston responded to a shoplifting report on Tuesday. The suspect fled in a white minivan and slammed into a police car. The officer was not seriously hurt.

The chase went into St. Louis, where the van struck a pedestrian, who is hospitalized in guarded condition. It ended when the van struck the dome. Police say the woman ran, leaving behind the five children, including a baby. She was quickly captured.

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