Video – Carjacking and High-Speed Chase in Broward Puts Two in Custody
A carjacking and multi-county police pursuit ended with the arrest of two armed suspects, one trying to escape by swimming across a canal and breaking into a home.
Police responded to a report of an armed carjacking of a white Lexus at the 12800 block of North Bayshore Drive in North Miami early Wednesday afternoon.
It ended with a dramatic chase that went into Palm Beach County and stopped in Tamarac after the pursuit returned to Broward County.
Most of the chase was caught on camera by WSVN, where the subjects were seen weaving through traffic, even at one point going against traffic.
Toward the end of the chase, at Commercial Boulevard and the Florida Turnpike overpass, the passenger in the stolen car, holding a rifle, tried to carjack another driver in a silver car. When the driver refused to open the door, the suspect gave up and returned to the Lexus.
The suspects took off, and around Commercial Boulevard and Rock Island, the driver of the stolen Lexus could be seen getting out of the vehicle and pointing a gun at the driver of a white Tesla.
The suspect carjacked the Tesla and fled in reverse, leaving his partner on foot, who tried to run to the passenger door of the Tesla but tripped and fell. That second subject was eventually detained after a short foot chase with police.
DEVELOPING! Dramatic police chase involving car-jacking in Broward County, Florida.
— sherriroseA (@SherriRose711) April 19, 2023
BREAKING: At least one suspect is in custody after a high-speed police pursuit in South Florida this afternoon. Watch the wild chase here. https://t.co/wg6HKEyqQf
— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) April 19, 2023
The driver tried to flee in the Tesla by driving between two police cruisers but ended up rammed by a police pickup truck.
The driver bailed from the Tesla, ran through some bushes, and crossed the road. He then took off his shoes and pants and dove into a canal in a residential neighborhood.
He swam to the other side and ran through the neighborhood before running into a random home at Northwest 54 Street in Tamarac, where he barricaded himself.
The driver eventually surrendered to police after barricading himself in the home for 10 minutes.
He came out with his hands up, in his underwear, and walked backward toward the police, who quickly secured him.
Police have not identified the suspects, and the investigation is still ongoing.
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