Army veteran jumps in to stop pregnant woman from being carjacked by suspect fleeing police after crashing a stolen car

OCALA, FL - A police chase led officers to a Starbucks where the suspect then allegedly tried to carjack a pregnant woman, but thanks to a man in the next car that didn't happen.

According to reports, Army veteran Shane Spicer jumped in and held onto the suspect until the police were able to catch up. He said, "Just getting started with the day, had maybe been awake 20 to 25 minutes. I live about a mile from that Starbucks."

While Spicer waited for his coffee, police were reportedly in a high-speed pursuit with a suspect they considered to be dangerous. The suspect, since identified as Michael Prouty, was wanted for allegedly breaking into someone's home and stealing their car. Prouty crashed the stolen vehicle in a busy intersection.

After the crash, Prouty, who has a long rap sheet, fled the scene on foot. Police dashcam footage shows Spicer jumping out of the passenger seat of the car behind the woman's vehicle and hopping into her passenger seat in an attempt to stop Prouty. 

Recounting what happened, Spicer said, "Sprinting up to Starbucks, and he didn't look like a Starbucks coffee drinker. Then he yanked the girl out of the car. And just kind of instinctive, kind of reactionary thing." Spicer, an Army veteran, decided then and there that Prouty wasn't going to slip away again.

Spicer said, "I'm going to get you, buddy! You're not going anywhere now! You crossed the line!" Bodycam footage shows Spicer holding onto the suspect while officers run up to arrest him. Prouty reportedly has 13 felony convictions dating back to 2000. 

Spicer said that he was fortunate to walk away from the takedown just a little out of breath. His girlfriend and young daughter were both in the car when the incident unfolded. Spicer said, "I feel like if you've got the ability to watch out for someone, that you should. I would just hope that someone would do the same for my family."

The Daily Mail reported that the woman Spicer saved is six months pregnant. She reached out to Spicer, thanking him for what he had done for her. 

Prouty has been charged with fleeing and eluding, attempted carjacking, a crash involving injuries and resisting arrest. Those charges were from the Ocala Police Department. In addition, he has been charged in Sumter County with home invasion, battery on a person over 65 and grand theft of a vehicle. Prouty was most recently released from prison back in February after serving five years on other robbery charges. 
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Wow, Mr. Spicer should become a police officer! The way he sprang into action & got the poor pregnant lady out of harms way first before getting the suspect was just awesome! God bless you Sir, we need more like you.


He got at least two human beings out of harms way that day & probably more who may have been injured or killed by this madman fleeing down the roads at high rates of speed.


This clown had a record of over a dozen felonies, and he is out of prison still committing crimes? What happened to the "3 strikes and you're out" laws? Prouty has learned NO lessons from the overly-forgiving LE system, so he just keeps on committing the crimes. He should have his lights put out permanently!

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