Egging a bouncer didn’t end well for three teenagers who got caught in a high-speed chase that ended in a wreck near Summit early Sunday morning, according to the State Patrol.
The 48-year-old bouncer was standing near his BMW in downtown Tacoma when a 17-year-old boy hit the man and his car with eggs thrown from a PT Cruiser, trooper Guy Gill said. Gill gave this account of the incident:
The bouncer then hopped in his BMW and took off after the Cruiser, driven by an 18-year-old woman. Another 18-year-old female was also in the car.
The high-speed chase went from downtown Tacoma to southbound Interstate 5 and continued onto state Route 512, ending at 112th Street East and Canyon Road East, where the teenage driver lost control and crashed.
She had called 911 to report that she was being followed and was on her way to a State Patrol station.
All three teens were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the State Patrol.
The teen driver was in satisfactory condition Monday evening and was in the process of being discharged, according to Good Samaritan Hospital.
“It could have been much worse,” Gill said. “Very poor decision-making all the way around.”
Both drivers were being investigated for negligent driving in the second degree and reckless endangerment.
One of the teens said the man showed a gun during the chase, but authorities searched the BMW and did not find one, Gill said.
As for the boy who allegedly threw the offending eggs, Gill said he’s being investigated for assault in the fourth degree.
The News Tribune does not generally name suspects until they have been formally charged.
Anyone who feels endangered or believes they are being followed while driving should call 911 and go to a well-lit, populated area, Gill said.