NORTHWEST MIAMI-DIDE, FL. (WSVN) – A man has been arrested and faces multiple criminal charges after officials say he led police in a high-speed chase in parts of Miami-Dade County for most of an hour in a car that he kidnapped for two days by car. earlier.
Twenty-five-year-old Jonathan Craig stopped and turned himself in to police in a residential area near the intersection of Northwest 43rd Street and 22nd Court, shortly after 11 a.m. when the black Mazda 3 he was driving seemed to be disabled.
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Mazda owner Xavier Barker was on the scene. He said he was deprived of a car with a gun on Tuesday.
“The man took my car and drove off,”
Barker said he called police when he spotted the car in Opa-Loka on Thursday morning leading to the chase.
“He had seen the police before.” “Peel off, take off,” he said.
The Mazda, with the rear bumper seen hanging from the vehicle, could be seen accelerating through parts of Opa Loka, Miami, Miami Gardens, Hialea and Northwest Miami-Dade. The persecution stretched across several highways and residential areas.
At times, Craig reached speeds of up to 120 miles per hour and even drove against the road.
“This man was traveling at high speed with a reckless disregard for human life,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Argemis Colome.
The driver intertwined a number of cars and even mixed some. At one point, he was seen almost banging his head on other drivers.
“We do not have the amount of damage, but we know that no one was injured,” Kolome said.
For the most part, the police kept a safe distance while trying to catch Craig while protecting the public.
Eventually, Florida Highway drivers put pressure on the driver as they followed him closely.
Residents of the northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood, where the persecution ended, said reckless driving could cause tragedy.
“It simply came to our notice then. “Someone could have been hurt,” said Protuanda Robinson, a resident of the area.
Craig stopped and got out of the vehicle with his hands up. Several police officers approached with drawn pistols, handcuffed him, and placed him in the back of a cruiser.
7News cameras filmed investigators scratching the vehicle for evidence.
Barker complained about the damage his Mazda suffered during the chase.
“He confused my car,” he said.
Now he hopes the man who caused all this fuss will pay for what he did.
“Whatever they do to him, they throw the book at him, I don’t care.” “You can all do what you have to do,” he said.
Police identified Craig on Thursday night and said he faces a number of charges, including armed car crabs, grand theft and escape, and police evasion.
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