PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for the driver who led them on a chase and crashed a U-Haul van into a pond in Plantation.

According to police, they received a call about a suspicious man asleep at the wheel, early Thursday morning.

A nearby Ring doorbell camera captured video of the moment officers approached the van.

The van could be seen attempting to flee the scene but briefly getting stuck. Officers drew their weapons but the man behind the wheel just plowed over a road block and kept going.

The driver later crashed into two parked vehicles before he took a nose dive into a pond outside the St. Tropez apartment community.

7SkyForce hovered above the vehicle moments later.

“Cop cars are flying in, I mean, all of Plantation, three, four, five,” said an area resident. “I was like, ‘What the heck is going on?'”

The driver took off from the scene on foot.

Police warned the community that the man is considered to be armed and dangerous.

“That’s not good. Let’s go back into the house,” said another area resident.

“Very surprised. I’m surprised just even seeing all this police presence at this moment,” said another resident.

The van has since been towed away from the scene.

Officers encouraged the public to be cautious and if they see anyone suspicious in the area to call 911.

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