Video: Fla. trooper performs triple PIT maneuver to stop fleeing felon

The driver had a felony warrant for terroristic threats

By Garfield Hylton
Orlando Sentinel

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Florida Highway Patrol arrested a Central Florida man they say was a wanted felon.

FHP helped Brevard County deputies take Daniel Allen Harris, 33, into custody on Wednesday afternoon, according to an arrest report from FHP.

Brevard deputies saw Harris’ vehicle, a white Kia, in a parking lot. When they ran a query on the plate, they discovered Harris had a felony warrant for terroristic threats.

Before the deputy could remove Harris from the vehicle, he escaped.

The final moments of the chase and the arrest can be seen in the video below.

FHP trooper Shawn Mack said they received the call around 2:09 p.m. that Brevard deputies were pursuing Harris on SR-528 near mile marker 43, according to the arrest report.

Mack said the Kia was traveling between 55 mph and 75 mph, changing lanes multiple times and making no attempt to stop “despite my emergency lights and sirens being activated.”

Sgt. Spencer Ross told Mack to direct Harris to Dallas Blvd., according to the arrest report.

Ross tried to slow Harris down by breaking in front of him before he needed to use an immobilization technique to stop the car for good.

RELATED: How police use the PIT maneuver to end vehicle pursuits

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