This car ended up right in front of our house - scaring our house guests to leave town early.
By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A man was arrested after leading police on a chase through Tallahassee in a stolen vehicle Wednesday evening.
According to the Tallahassee Police Department, on Saturday, a white Buick Enclave was reported stolen by its owner to the Tallahassee Police Department.
On Wednesday at approximately 6:15 p.m., the car's owner saw the Buick on the roadway and called police as she followed it.
The driver of the stolen vehicle drove to the area of 9th Avenue and Terrace Street, near Thomasville Road, where a marked patrol car attempted to stop it. The driver refused to stop and turned down Pine Street, a dead end. The driver of the Buick then put the car in reverse and struck the marked patrol car, a vehicle being driven by a passerby and an unmarked police car, as the suspect attempted to flee the area. Fortunately, no one was injured.
TPD officers attempted to stop the Buick, but the driver refused to stop.
Based on the suspect's disregard for public safety, a short pursuit ensued. The driver of the Buick eventually crashed near the intersection of Clark Avenue and Seminole Drive.
The Tallahassee Police Department says two occupants, a driver and a passenger, both ran away from the car.
The driver, 22-year-old Rashad Long, was apprehended a short time later with the assistance of the Leon County Sheriff's K-9 Unit and helicopter. Long received minor injuries, was treated by EMS and will be taken to the Leon County Jail for processing.
TPD is continuing to search for the female passenger at this time. The female is described as a black female, approximately 5'6" tall and wearing a plaid shirt. If anyone has any information about this case, please call TPD at (850) 891-4200.