PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police arrested a man they say fled on foot from a traffic stop in Northeast Portland, then tried to flag down drivers and open car doors on Interstate 205 Wednesday night.
At about 8:45 p.m., a North Precinct police officer stopped the suspect for reckless driving near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Killingsworth Street in the Parkrose neighborhood. Police stopped chasing the suspect because it was too dangerous, but officers notified the police air support unit. The airplane followed the suspect's car to a motel, where police said the suspect briefly went into a room and then ran down Killingsworth to the interstate.
Police later released video of the incident from the bureau's air support unit (Warning: explicit language).
As officers chased after the suspect, he allegedly tried to flag down cars and open their doors as the drivers slowed down. He did this in the north and southbound lanes of I-205, police said, adding that he targeted as many as eight vehicles. Only one of the drivers stopped to talk to officers.
Police determined the car the suspect was driving had been stolen.
The suspect was taken into custody. Police on Thursday identified the man as 29-year-old Corey M. Scroggins. He faces charges including unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempting to elude by vehicle and attempting to elude on foot.
Anyone who believes they were a victim of an attempted carjacking on I-205 is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau's nonemergency number at 503-823-3333.