Police say that a cruiser caught fire Wednesday when it rolled backwards and collided with a pole.
Sgt. Johnny Williams says that around 4:30 p.m. police were in the 1600 block of 19th Place Southwest in Powderly, trying to apprehend a subject. They were outside of the cruiser when the it rolled backwards, colliding with a pole. The cruiser, one of the newer models according to Williams, caught on fire.
An officer sustained minor injuries during a scuffle with the subject and both are being evaluated by medical personnel.
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