Police chase ends with suspected car thief under arrest
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police officers have arrested a man who led authorities on a chase through a South Florida neighborhood.
According to police, 33-year-old Joshua Dumas was the driver behind the wheel, and it turns out he has an extensive criminal record.
The chase came to an end in the front yard of a home located at Northwest 87th Terrace and 34th Avenue, shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. The subject bailed out of the stolen car, but he then quickly surrendered to police.
The owners of the car arrived on the scene shortly after the chase. Monique McKeller said she was about to pay for gas at a local gas station, just a few blocks away when Dumas took off in her car. "When I was pulling in the station, I saw him running. Not knowing, I left my uncle outside standing at the car, so I figured, OK, he's not going to bother with my car," McKeller said, "and standing in line, I saw the car take off."
The chase lasted about five minutes and luckily, no one was injured. Miami-Dade Police Detective Javier Baez said, "Clearly he had complete disregard for the safety of our community, fleeing from us, crashing into other vehicles, stealing a vehicle, and now we learned his history."
That history includes aggravated battery and drug possession, and now he faces a slew of other charges, including resisting arrest.
Some might say police were a little too aggressive in the arrest. Stay tuned for more at 7News at 6 p.m.
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