Video: Officers chase man who stole, sped off in police vehicle

Officers responded to a fight in the parking lot of a business; the man got into the patrol vehicle and drove away while officers investigated


By Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

DEARBORN, Mich. — A man has been arrested after police allege he stole a marked Dearborn police car early Friday morning, officials said.

The incident happened at about 2 a.m. in the area of West Outer Drive and Pelham, according to authorities.

Dearborn officers were called to the area for a large fight in the parking lot of a business.

As officers investigated the matter, a man got into the patrol vehicle and drove away, officials said.

Police pursued the stolen vehicle to Beaumont Hospital on Oakwood until it struck an parked, unoccupied security vehicle. They also released dash cam video of the chase.

Authorities said the suspect was treated for minor injuries caused by the collision before being taken into custody. They also said his identity is not being released until he is charged by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

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