Former Amazon Driver Steals Company Truck, Drags Manager Along Parking Lot

A former employee of an Amazon subcontractor has been accused of stealing a van from a warehouse in Massachusetts, before leading police on a slow pursuit through several communities.

Cameron Mignon, 23, of the town of Sharon, Massachusetts, allegedly arrived at his old workplace, an Amazon warehouse located on Everett Street, at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Norwood Police Sergeant Jay Payne told ABC affiliate WCVB.

Mignon is accused of then getting into an argument with the manager in the car park of the warehouse, before finding a key to one of the company's vans and driving away from the facility.

The manager attempted to stop Mignon from driving away in the vehicle, but was dragged through the parking lot by the car, suffering cuts and bruises to her body in the incident, the Norwood Police Department told Newsweek in a statement.

The police said that Mignon was followed in pursuit by officers down Route 1 and then through several neighborhoods for about an hour before he decided to stop the car.

Officers from the Massachusetts State Police were involved in the chase, which saw Mignon allegedly strike a police cruiser with the vehicle before narrowly missing a teenager, Sam Messervy, 17, and his mother.

Eventually, officers deployed a tire deflation device that was driven over by Mignon, causing him to stop and officers to approach the vehicle. The officers approached the vehicle while armed, before pulling Mignon out of the van and arrested him.

WCVB reported that Mignon was later charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage crash and failure to stop for police, and could possibly face charges from other local police departments in areas he drove the van through.

Messervy filmed the vehicle narrowly missing his car head-on and told NBC 10 Boston: "We were in the car driving down Glen, and we saw an Amazon truck coming down the corner.

"It almost ran off the side of the road. It was coming towards us and swerved out of the way, and then right behind it, there was 10 or so police cars trailing."

The pursuit of Mignon came the same day that authorities in Georgia announced that they were searching for a suspect who stole a mortuary van with a dead body still in the back after he managed to escape following a police chase.

In the incident that occurred on Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia, the body that had been placed on a gurney rolled out of the open back hatch of the van and into the parking lot.

After the van's tires were blown out during the chase, police said that the suspect left the vehicle and fled on foot, with him still not located by the authorities.

Newsweek has contacted Amazon for comment.

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View of an Amazon delivery van with an Amazon Prime logo parked at an apartment complex in downtown Chicago, Illinois, April 2019. A former employee of Amazon has been accused of stealing a van from a company warehouse in Massachusetts, before then leading a police on a slow pursuit through several communities. Getty Images/Intermin Archives