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Monday, November 29, 2021

Pittsburgh man sentenced to 24 years in prison for wild police chase and carjacking

MARTINEZ – A Pittsburgh resident will serve 24 years in a state jail after refusing to participate in six violent crimes related to a wild 2020 police chase that seemed to run counter to physics and common sense.

Viktor Topete, 29, has withdrawn from two carjackings, attempted carjacking, assaulting a peacekeeper, assaulting a K9 policeman and dodging the police by driving the wrong way on a freeway, court records show. He also admitted that he had previously been convicted of burglary as part of a deal with Contra Costa prosecutors.

Topete’s crime season in June 2020 was mostly filmed. It started when he allegedly stole a friend’s car, then stole a family member’s car and led the police in pursuit in Pittsburgh and Concord, but that was just the beginning.

Police identified Topte as driving a hijacked truck in the center of Contra Costa on June 13, 2020, and then pursued him through Lafayette and Orinda. He was driving in the wrong direction on Highway 24, then entered Fish Ranch Road and collided head-on with a police car.

He then exited the stolen pickup truck unharmed, jumped off a 20-foot ledge, ran across the highway near the entrance to the Caldecott Tunnel, and somehow convinced the motorist to stop for a while. When the motorist realized that Topete was trying to steal him, he tried to leave, but Topete clung to a moving car, somehow catapulted the driver and rushed off in his recently acquired stolen car.

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Topete then led the police onto Highway 13 in Oakland, where he bumped into an approaching motorist and again ran across the highway and up a hill where he tried to hide from the police. When the police overtook him, who was hiding in a barn, Topte allegedly tried to cut out the eyes of the police dog.

Now that the Contra Costa case has been settled, Topete is still awaiting manslaughter charges in Fresno County for allegedly hitting a man in the head, causing the victim to fall and fatally hit his head on an object on the ground. … Topte was released on bail on these charges when the crime spree hit in June 2020.

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