Miami Beach Carjacker Caught After Dangerous Chase

Motorcycle cop hospitalized in high speed chase of stolen Bentley

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Miami-Dade Corrections

An alleged carjacker was behind bars Wednesday after authorities say he led police on a wild chase in a stolen Bentley that sent a Miami Beach motorcycle cop to the hospital.

Jayson Raul Gomez, 26, is facing carjacking, fleeing at high speed and resisting arrest charges for the Tuesday night incident, police said.

According to a Miami Beach Police report, the owner of the 2008 Bentley convertible and her sister were waiting for the valet outside the China Grill at 404 Washington Avenue when they were approached by Gomez.

"Give me the car, no one dies," Gomez told them before he pointed towards his Toyota Camry, according to the report. "Give me the car, I got an AK-47 in the trunk."

The women backed away, and Gomez took off in the Bentley, the report said.

A short time later, the car was spotted by police traveling westbound on the Julia Tuttle Causeway. The car then went northbound on Biscayne Boulevard "at a very reckless and high speed," weaving in and out of traffic and driving "through red lights with no regard for public safety," the report said.

Gomez finally lost control and crashed the car at Northwest 75th Street and 12th Avenue. He bailed out and tried to flee on foot but was Tasered by a Miami-Dade officer and taken into custody, the report said.

During the pursuit, Miami Beach Police Officer Robert Martinez struck the median in the 7800 block of Biscayne Boulevard, which caused him to lose control of his motorcycle, the report said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was treated and later released.

Gomez, from Labelle, Florida, was being held Wednesday on $19,500 bond. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.

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