At around 1:00am on Tuesday night a Police Officer observed a driver at the intersection of St. Johns Pl. and Brooklyn Ave. talking on his cell phone, the officer pulled up behind the car to perform a traffic stop when the blue Honda station wagon took off at a high rate of speed, upon reaching the intersection of Brooklyn and Eastern Parkway the fleeing vehicle attempted to make a left turn, but the combination of speed and wet roads sent the car onto the median then trough a bench and into a parked minivan. The driver then got out of his wrecked car and began fleeing on foot and was stopped a short minute later by a vigilant resident who tackled the suspect and held him for police.
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More police officers from both the 77th Precincts, where the incident originally took place, and 71st Precinct officers, where the incident ended, began arriving on scene and began documenting the incident and checking if the vehicle was stolen, which it wasn’t. The parked minivan belonged to a Jewish resident.
One bystander who had witnessed the entire incident told CrownHeights.info that ‘the car must have been going at least 70mph and when it hit the curb it went airborne!’