A man driving through Memphis at 3 a.m. pulled over to ask a police officer to borrow his phone -- and then told the officer he would kill the young girl riding with him if he couldn't.
When the Tennessee police officer approached the man's white Cadillac on Tuesday, he sped off. Police pursued his vehicle until the man rammed into a police squad car so hard that it struck another squad car, police said in a statement.
The man, who has not been identified, was finally detained after running away from the car on foot.
Police also said that the man had drugs in his system and was being evaluated at a local hospital.