OPA-LOCKA (CBSMiami) – A police chase wove through Opa-Locka, Northwest Miami-Dade County, and the city of Miami early Thursday evening.
According to Opa-Locka Police, it started at a Wells Fargo at the corner of NW 131st Street and NW 27th Avenue. Law enforcement was reporting to a fraud call when police say the driver of a white Audi tried to hit a police officer. He wasn’t hurt but police say the car took off, with two women inside, leading them on a chase.READ MORE: NBA fines Miami Heat $25,000 for violating 'bench decorum'
“I seen a white car just driving away from the cops like ten cop cars just chasing them it was just crazy,” said Sam Natour who works across the street from the bank.
The chase began in Opa-Locka and continued for at least 20 minutes. The car was essentially driving in circles throughout much of the chase. At some point, the Audi appeared to hit something that started smoke coming from the undercarriage of the car.
The chase ended near the corner of NW 45th Street and NW 15th Avenue in Miami.
“We heard a lot of choppers up top and a lot of sirens going off,” said Alvin Herring, who lives in the neighborhood.READ MORE: Man faces several charges including pointing laser at BSO aviation unit
Miami-Dade Police, along with Opa-Locka Police, moved in with guns drawn.
Clifton Askew explained, “Police surrounded the car they grabbed both of the women out of the car and placed them into the police cars.”
The Audi’s engine began pouring white smoke and a small fire broke out underneath the car, but neighbors said they’re thankful no one was hurt, especially since the chase ended near a school.
“Kids were getting out of band practice,” said Askew, adding, “I’m glad it all came to a safe end.”
Opa-locka police say both women are being questioned and are expected to face charges. Their names have not been released.
The chase ended near the corner of NW 4th Street and NW 16th Avenue in Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade Police, along with Opa-Locka Police, moved in with guns drawn and quickly removed both of the women from the car.MORE NEWS: Miami ex-Proud Boys leader Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial
The Audi’s engine began pouring white smoke and a small fire broke out underneath the car.