PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – A man was taken into custody after he allegedly stole a Ft. Lauderdale police cruiser.READ MORE: 'I Am The Proof That God Exists,' South Florida Woman Beats Coronavirus 150 Days After Being Admitted To Local Hospital
Just after 2 a.m., Ft. Lauderdale police sent out an alert that one of their marked patrol cars had been stolen from City Center. A short time later, Pembroke Pines police spotted it traveling at a high rate of speed north on Palm Avenue.READ MORE: UM Researchers Detect COVID-19 Variants In South Florida
Police tried to pull over the cruiser but the man behind the wheel, identified as 33-year-old Antwane Jones, refused to stop. After a short chase, Jones crashed into a light pole and tried to run away on foot.
He was quickly captured and taken to Memorial Regional Hospital to get checked out.MORE NEWS: Police: Thieves Take $9,000 During Robbery At SW Miami Pollo Tropical Drive-Thru Window
He’s being charged with theft of a police vehicle, fleeing from police and multiple traffic infractions.