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Man Steals Two Police Cars During Wild 60-Mile Chase With Cops

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Man Steals Two Police Cars During Wild 60-Mile Chase With Cops

A man stole two police cars during a 60-mile, high speed chase through Florida.

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Cops from Volusia Sheriff's Office were alerted to a motorist driving a stolen Cocoa Police Department vehicle yesterday afternoon (6 May).

Officers gave chase and were able to force the stolen car off the highway and into some woods, where it crashed and became stuck.

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But not content with stealing just one police cruiser, the suspect hopped out of the wrecked cop car and into another one before once again driving off at speed.

Responding units called out to the incident were able to deploy 'stop sticks' which stopped the car in its tracks and left it smoking up.

Credit: Volusia Sheriff's Office
Credit: Volusia Sheriff's Office

A number of officers ran towards the vehicle, after which the suspect got out and eventually surrendered by laying down on the ground.

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Incredible helicopter footage caught the shocking chase, with numerous police vehicles in hot pursuit of the... erm... police vehicles.

The clip has made a big impression on social media, picking up almost 2,500 shares on Facebook and - as you can imagine - attracting plenty of comments.

One person said: "Thankfully no one was hurt. I thought it was protocol to lock police doors.

"This guy is probably telling this story right now in the jail and no one believes him."

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Another criticised the police, writing: "So let me get this right. He crashes one and was able to steal another... with all them cops there... SMH great police work... only in Floriduh."

Credit: Volusia Sheriff's Office
Credit: Volusia Sheriff's Office

A third person commented: "Sadly, seems like Cocoa Beach officers need to stop leaving the keys in their patrol units with the doors open.

"I support our officers, just find this odd."

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Another person joked: "With all these cops getting their car stolen it's going to be hard to tell who is actually pulling you over."

Xavier Cummings. Credit: Volusia Sheriff's Office
Xavier Cummings. Credit: Volusia Sheriff's Office

The 33-year-old suspect has been named as Xavier Cummings.

In a post on Twitter the Volusia Sheriff's Office listed the charges he's been whacked with, writing: "Armed burglary of a conveyance, escape, fleeing/att to elude, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (x2), grand theft firearm (x2), grand theft motor vehicle (x2), driving while license suspended (habitual)."

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There are no reported injuries following the incident.

Featured Image Credit: Volusia Sheriff’s Office

Topics: US News, crime

Claire Reid
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