DES MOINES, Iowa (WHDH) -
A truck led police on a frantic high-speed chase in Des Moines that finally ended in flames.
Jerry Pancoast, 43, and three other passengers led police on a nearly 45 minute pursuit with speeds that topped 120 mph.
Police responded to a theft at a grocery store, not expecting it to come to this.
"Our officers were surprised that the vehicle continued at such a high rate of speed and were able to pick up those high speeds with the tires being flat the way they were running on rims,” said Officer Adam Choat.
The chase finally ended when the truck caught fire.
Officers arrested Pancoast at the scene. No injuries were reported.
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