MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - A cross-county police chase has ended in Miramar with one person in custody.
7SkyForce HD hovered above as a police SUV followed behind a black Infiniti in the area of Northwest 183rd Street and 37th Avenue, just before 10:30 a.m., Thursday.
Investigators said they noticed the Infiniti, which looked like one used in a recent burglary, and when they attempted to approach the car, the driver took off, and officers gave chase.
A Miami-Dade Police helicopter tracked the vehicle until the driver continued into Pembroke Pines and Miramar in Broward County.
Police then advised authorities in Broward County about the vehicle. The driver later pulled into a shopping plaza at 2600 South University Drive in Miramar before parking the vehicle.
Aerial views showed the vehicle parked next to a pink van.
According to Miramar Police, officers responded to the scene to assist MDPD officers who had received a report of a disturbance at a Dunkin’ Donuts in the plaza.
Fran Davis, the chain’s manager, said a man was asking people for money before going into the store. She said the man was acting strange and pacing back and forth.
“I have employees that had complained that a guy had walked up to the window and interrupted,” Davis said. “I have employees leaving because they’re scared to be inside.”
Malik, who did not provide his last name, said the subject changed his outfit to avoid being recognized by authorities.
“You always have to be on your toes because anything can happen,” Malik, a Dunkin’ Donuts employee, said. “Took off his hat, his shirt and definitely changed his clothes to try to book it out, but the cops were already around here, and they saw him probably running, and they got him.”
The subject who caused the disturbance was detained by Miramar Police, and he was later confirmed to be the subject in the chase. Officers were also spotted going into the store with their weapons drawn.
7News cameras captured one man being put into the back of a police cruiser.
The vehicle has been towed away from the scene.
The exact charges the subject may face in connection to the incident remains unknown.
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