From the archives.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA — On September 11, 2016, at 12:11 P.M., Officer Richard Carpenter was dispatched to the area of 177 E. Washington Street in reference to a “Joanna” that called advising they were using a GPS tracker to track a stolen truck with no tag number. Joanna advised that the she was waiting for an Orange County Deputy to arrive to make a report. She then updated the address of the vehicle to 2667 Rosedale Road, and advised that the vehicle was a blue 2005 Ford F-150 with no tag, as it had been stolen from her business overnight. An emergency channel was established.
Officers Cechowski and Tabbara located the vehicle in the parking lot behind the Chevron gas station at the intersection of East Colonial Drive and North Primrose Drive, approximately one block from the last-known GPS location. Officer Carpenter was in the area and responded. As he was traveling through the McDonalds parking lot, which shares a driveway with the Chevron Gas Station, Officer Carpenter observed Officers Cechowski and Tabbara approaching the rear of a blue Ford F-150, along with K-9 Officer Shanley’s marked vehicle at the rear of the Ford truck with his emergency lights on. As Officer Carpenter began to exit his vehicle, he heard the words “Show me your hands,” but couldn’t tell which officer was giving the command. As he began walking toward the Ford truck, the vehicle fled, departing the parking spot over a curb, and then exiting on the east side of the parking lot and south on Primrose Drive. The pursuit was on.
Later, K-9 Shanley and his partner Leo were directed into a wooded area by Chase 1, where Leo found the driver. In response to a request for her date of birth, the driver stated that she was scared because someone pointed a gun at her and that she was only trying to go see her kids.
McGlothlin, who had an extensive record, was driving with a revoked license, two active warrants, and a quantity of a crystalline substance. McGlothlin’s warrants were for probation violations for dealing in stolen property, and for driving while license suspended/revoked. There is some body camera footage of McGlothlin emerging from the swamp after having been bit by K-9 Leo, available on Patreon.