Police detain 2 accused of stealing from Walmart in Franklin, trying to elude capture

Two people accused of shoplifting from a Walmart in Franklin were taken into custody after they crashed while trying to elude police. 

The getaway car crashed at the end of a cul-de-sac on Highridge Court in Franklin after first bumping a police cruiser, Franklin police said. 

The theft is said to have occurred at the Walmart Superstore off state Route 73. A police officer spotted the fleeing vehicle and followed it to a cul-de-sac nearby. 

The driver turned onto another street, apparently not realizing that second street was a dead-end as well. A turn onto a third cul-de-sac, Highridge Court, ended in the crash. 

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The incident was reported just after 9:30 p.m. 

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