POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – A police chase came to an end in Pompano Beach late Wednesday afternoon.

Chopper4 was over the scene at 600 Northwest 3rd Street, where police took a man into custody they had been chasing for several miles northbound on I-95.

That subject was driving what is believed to be a stolen vehicle from a residence in Fort Lauderdale’s Victoria Park neighborhood.

The chase ended with a police SUV spinning out the vehicle, which appeared to be a Corvette.

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This happened minutes after the subject exited off I-95 at Atlantic Boulevard.

The driver of the Corvette got out of the vehicle and ran, but didn’t get very far before being taken into custody.

Mugshot for 33-year-old Stephen Nitsch. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Police later identified the man as 33-year-old Stephen Nitsch.

A spokesperson with Fort Lauderdale police said Nitsch was arrested on fleeing, auto theft and burglary occupied dwelling charges but more may be on the way.

Many people were around the area when the chase ended outside a Snappers Fish and Chicken restaurant along Northwest 3rd Street and 6th Avenue.

“He fell. He almost got away though. I thought he was going to get away. But he fell. When he fell. It was over,” Lewis Mohorn, Jr said.

That witness also took out his cell phone and posted video of the arrest on his Instagram page.

Nitsch has a long rap sheet dating back to 2008.

His most recent arrest was April in Palm Beach for drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.

Ty Russell

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