Suspected Car Thief Arrested After Chase: Miami PD

A man suspected of stealing a car was arrested after speeding off during a traffic stop then bailing out of the vehicle.

Miami Police said the suspect was stopped in the area of Northwest 7th Avenue and 2nd Street in Miami around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

According to police, the man hit the gas of the newer model Audi A4 and drove off. Police pursued the suspect who eventually bailed out of the vehicle. After a brief foot chase, the man was arrested.

Police said the vehicle was reported stolen from the Coral Way area overnight. Officers found drug paraphernalia in the car, but no drugs.

Meanwhile, a man claiming to be the owner of the car told NBC 6 that someone stole it from him Sunday afternoon after he left the keys in the ignition to briefly go inside his home.

The man said his wallet and iPhone were in the car. He also said his bank notified him of suspicious activity on his card.

An investigation is ongoing. No further information was immediately available.

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