Man arrested after crashing stolen Fort Lauderdale police cruiser

PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - A man has been taken into custody and charged after he allegedly stole a marked Fort Lauderdale Police cruiser.

Pembroke Pines Police said they received a 911 call regarding the stolen cruiser at around 2 a.m., Thursday.

Officers then spotted the vehicle speeding northbound along Palm Avenue.

During his effort to evade police, the suspect struck a light pole near Pines Boulevard and Southwest 101st Avenue.

He fled on foot but was taken into custody a short time after.

Cellphone video captured by a 7News viewer showed the early morning chase.

The suspect was later identified as 33-year-old Antwane Dwayne Jones.

Rescue crews transported him to Memorial Regional Hospital to be evaluated before being booked in jail.

Police have charged Jones with theft of a marked police vehicle, fleeing and eluding police and a number of traffic infractions.

This is not Jones’ first time behind bars, as records show he has been arrested multiple times from 2006 to 2012.

Some of his previous charges include aggravated assault with a weapon, burglary and drug possession.

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