GLEN ROCK, Pa. (WHTM) – A Southern Regional Police Department officer investigating a suspicious car was dragged 50 yards as the driver fled.
Officer Michael Storeman suffered injuries to his ankle. He was released from York Hospital this morning.
Ben Wetzel, manager of the CS Convenience Store on Main Street, said Wednesday’s incident started with a phone call from his nephew, who was working in the store. The nephew said there was a suspicious car parked outside for more than an hour, and the same people were walking in and out of the store.
“We said, ‘go ahead call police.’ The car was suspicious. People were in it,” Wetzel said.
When Storeman arrived, the car had moved down the street to a local laundromat. When he approached it, he said the driver looked like he was trying to hide something. That’s when he pulled on the door handle and was dragged 50 yards down the road.
The cameras at the convenience store couldn’t capture what happened next because a tree was in the way, but witnesses said the car was going fast.
“The vehicle turned left onto Hanover Street and released the officer and dropped him in the road,” Southern Regional police Chief James Boddington said.
Police are looking for three suspects: a woman believed to be from York County and two men believed to be from Maryland. They’re also looking for a dark green or black Toyota Camry with Maryland license plate number of 4AG-6940. They believe the incident could be drug related.
“You never want to see these kinds of things happen in your own town,” Wetzel said. “Whether it was at my store or whatever, it’s never something you want to see happen.”