Pittsburgh officer falls 30 feet pursuing car thief


By Rob Amen
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PITTSBURGH A Pittsburgh police officer was hospitalized this morning after falling about 30 feet over a fence near the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium while chasing a stolen-car suspect through the city, police said.

The chase started in the Uptown section of the city about 4:15 a.m. when the officer, Daniel Hartung, spotted a 2006 Pontiac G6 that was reported stolen, police said.

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