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Mich. man charged with fleeing police in Ferndale cemetery

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(Credit: Ferndale Police Dept.) Michael Wasikowski (Credit: Ferndale Police Dept.) Michael Wasikowski
FERNDALE, Mich. (WJBK) -

A Sterling Heights man is facing felony charges after police say he tried to escape from police by driving through a cemetery, knocking over headstones and mowing down flowers.

Ferndale police say 43-year-old Michael Wasikowski was being stopped because of an outstanding warrant and pulled into the driveway of the Machpelah Jewish Cemetery on Woodward Avenue.

After the officer got out of his patrol car, Wasikowski put the car in gear and took off, almost hitting a 75-year-old pedestrian who had to jump out of his way to avoid being hit.

According to the dailytribune.com Wasikowski then drove his 2002 Dodge Intrepid into several headstones and flowers before ditching his vehicle before noon Sunday morning. Two other officers arrested him when he later tried to leave through the cemetery's south gate.

Wasikowski was wanted for an outstanding warrant in Roseville for fleeing and eluding police.

He is now jailed on a $150,000 bond and is facing additional felony charges of fleeing and eluding and resisting police and a misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of tombs and memorials.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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