FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A suspected car thief is now in custody after leading police on a cross-county chase before a foot chase where he wound up cut and cuffed at apartment complex Broward.
Late Wednesday afternoon, police were seen combing over the stolen vehicle for clues in the parking lot of the complex.
It began around 2 p.m., as Miami-Dade Police officers and Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies joined forces in the pursuit of a stolen red Mercedes-Benz G Wagon heading northbound on Interstate 75, which crossed into Broward County, Wednesday afternoon.
The G Wagon was followed by unmarked police cruisers before it began speeding in excess of 100 mph, weaving through traffic.
Toward the end of the chase, the G Wagon exited on Sunrise Boulevard and the driver fled on foot in East Fort Lauderdale, running towards a Sistrunk apartment building complex on Northwest 12th Avenue and 77th Street.
7Skyforce hovered over the scene where officers with police dogs entered the building and captured the suspect.
The pursuit started in Miami-Dade County, where two cars were reported stolen from a residence in the Southwest Miami-Dade.
A second vehicle is believed to have been a Rolls Royce, which police recovered a few miles away in Melrose Park, but the thief who stole it remains at large.
The bad guy behind the wheel of the Rolls, ditched it in John Davis’ front lawn.
“I noticed it was running,” he said. “Ain’t nobody in there.”
That’s when he called police.
Detectives were seen taking a look in both rides, and eventually the owners showed up. They thanked police and headed home.
“A lot of weird things going on now,” said Davis.
Charges for the captured suspect remain pending.
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