Cedar Rapids Man Runs From Police With Rifle, Tries to Steal Multiple Cars

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(Cedar Rapids, IA) -- A man from Cedar Rapids is under arrest after running from police and trying to steal multiple cars while carrying a rifle.

Cedar Rapids police say they were investigating a hit-and-run Thursday in the northeast part of town when 34-year-old Tyler Deemer ran from the scene with the gun.

Deemer then reportedly ran into a home in the 800 block of Greenfield Street, confronted the people inside and tried to steal a car from the garage. The case eventually ended on foot.

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