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Anchorage police say man stole crashed car, bashed 6 others

May 21, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 20-year-old man suspected of stealing a crashed car and bashing at least six other vehicles has been charged with felony vehicle theft, theft, assault and eluding.

Tyler Phillips was arrested Friday and remains jailed in Anchorage. He is represented by the public defender’s office, which did not immediately respond Tuesday to an email request for comment.

Anchorage police say a driver Friday morning got into a crash and got out of his car to exchange information.

Police say Phillips got into the sedan, backed into several other vehicles, drove over a median and left.

Police say he then rear-ended two cars and sideswiped a third at three intersections.

Police found the stolen sedan in south Anchorage. A nearby homeowner reported a man on his porch and police arrested Phillips.

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