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Surveillance video captures man stealing a cop car

James Lee turned himself into Bainbridge Public Safety officers Monday night. James Lee turned himself into Bainbridge Public Safety officers Monday night.
Bainbridge Public Safety Director Eric Miller Bainbridge Public Safety Director Eric Miller
Surveillance video shows Lee using a pipe to break into this cop car. Surveillance video shows Lee using a pipe to break into this cop car.
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -  A man is in the Decatur county jail after officers said he was caught on surveillance camera stealing a cop car.

Investigators said video from the Walmart parking lot showed James Lee, 39, using a pipe to break into an officer's car Sunday night.  

They said he drove across the Georgia-Florida line and ran away from Gadsden county deputies when they tried to pull him over. 

Lee surrendered to Bainbridge Public Safety officers Monday night.

Bainbridge Public Safety Director Eric Miller said, “Within that same time frame of him abandoning our car, there was another vehicle stolen in that same loop.  So we believe that he, the suspect, was stealing that car after running from ours.”

Miller said Lee is now charged with theft of a motor vehicle, theft of police property, and damage to police property. 

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