Dallas – A driver in a Mercedes with fake paper tags led authorities on an hour-and-a-half high-speed chase through several cities on Monday afternoon.
It ended with the driver sitting in a stranger’s car after being cornered by a police K9.
The chase began near Forney but meandered along portions of I-30 and 635 in Dallas, Garland, Mesquite and Rowlett.
At times it was dangerous for other drivers. The suspect jumped fences and tried to hide in yards. Eventually the cops caught up.
Kaufman County will not release the suspect’s name until charges are brought, only confirming that the driver was born in 2003.
The chase spanned the entire east side of the subway and reached top speeds of 100 miles per hour.
On Monday afternoon, a multi-county police pursuit ended with the suspect surrendering in a north Dallas neighborhood.
It’s a neighborhood that Charlie Hinton has called home for 40 years.
“I turned on YouTube and saw something about a car chase,” he said.
Hinton watched FOX 4’s live feed of the chase Monday while he was in Garland with his family, only to find the streets and yards looked familiar, even slipping through the sides of his hedges.
According to Kaufman County Constable Precinct Two, the chase began miles away in Forney around 1 p.m. A deputy noticed a fake paper tag on the black Mercedes.
The Mercedes refused to stop for a traffic stop, leading to a pursuit through Sunnyvale and then Mesquite.
The Mercedes was traveling east on I-635 on I-30 toward Rowlett, weaving in and out of traffic and overtaking other cars on the shoulder.
A near miss occurred as the Mercedes made a U-turn and backed onto I-30 West.
DPS jumped into the pursuit as the driver jumped back onto I-635.
As he got out, the Mercedes was seen brushing aside a car at an intersection.
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Police followed the Mercedes to Walnut Street and Plano Road in a north Dallas neighborhood near the Garland border.
Marian Rangel’s brother captured video as the chase passed their home.
“It hit so close to my home because it was just around the corner from my house,” she said.
Shortly thereafter, the driver got out of the black Mercedes and began to meander through the streets on foot.
A Kaufman County deputy and the K9 were right behind him, heading straight for Rangel’s aunt’s house on Black Hickory Road.
“I could see my aunt’s house in the background,” Rangel said. “I was like oh my god. I’m glad he didn’t jump to that side.”
Rangel watched as the suspect ran up her aunt’s driveway and climbed over the fence into the neighbor’s backyard.
After scaling another fence, the suspect landed on a silver sedan parked on the street to escape the closing K-9. He surrendered to the police dog and officer and was taken into custody.
“As crazy as it was literally so close to us,” Rangel said.
Police found fentanyl, marijuana and ecstasy in the Mercedes.
It is still unclear whether it belonged to the suspect or was stolen.