NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A suspected car thief and another man were taken into custody following a traffic stop along the Dolphin Expressway in Northwest Miami-Dade.

According to investigators, the driver of the stolen Mercedes-Benz was heading eastbound when he hit a barrier on the exit to Northwest 45th Avenue.

When officers conducted a traffic stop, police said, the subject bailed out of the vehicle, tossed a gun and jumped into a canal.

Officers pulled him out with a rope.

The other man in the car ran under the overpass where he was caught, detectives said.

Both men were cuffed and taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West Miami-Dade.

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