Early afternoon yesterday, Mar 27, a stolen vehicle cruised into
Lighthouse Point. The camera system set up to detect stolen vehicles
did its job and alerted the desk. A patrol unit was dispatched to that area
and within 6 or 7 minutes, the officer spotted the truck. A black male was
getting into the vehicle with a bounty of stolen goods he had just ripped off
from a house. When the LHP car tried to stop him, he fled. They broadcast an alert
over the BSO radio and Deerfield started placing cars to look for him.
It wasn’t long before the BSO burglary apprehension unit saw the dude and
tried to stop him. He jumped on I-95 and went southbound in the northbound lanes.
In that situation a chase will not happen. The guy panicked and pulled over to try his luck on foot.
When he ran across lanes to the other side, he was blocked by that giant sound wall, so he ran back to the other side.
Then he jumped a chain link fence and walked right up to a BSO under cover car that was staged there and asked the deputy for a ride. The deputy said, “sure I’ll give you a ride” and promptly arrested him.
The deputy gave him a ride to the BSO District 10 station. They recovered thousands in property from
the stolen car on I-95. LHP Chief Ross Licata told the Observer “our vehicle recognition system works.”