Police: Home invasion suspect steals squad car, crashes - New York News

Police: Home invasion suspect steals squad car, crashes

Posted: Updated:
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) - Police say a home invasion suspect in Ypsilanti Township escaped from the back seat of a squad car to the front seat -- and took off.

James Roberson tells FOX 2's Erika Erickson he awoke to someone pounding and yelling at his front door to open up Tuesday morning. He did not know the man, so he told him to go away. The man then broke the glass at the front door.

Police were called and arrived quickly to the scene, and the suspect took off in his vehicle. Police followed him and made a traffic stop around East Michigan Avenue and Ecorse Road. Unsure of the man's involvement in the alleged attempted home invasion, police placed him uncuffed in the backseat of the squad car.

Then, the suspect broke through the partition and got behind the wheel and took off in the cruiser.

He drove until he crashed into a utility pole in a neighborhood near Glenwood and Hawthorne avenues, about a half mile away according to Google Maps. The suspect then took off running.

Police found the man and arrested him.

A crew was in the neighborhood fixing the utility pole.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Crash in Lincoln Tunnel causes major delays

    Crash in Lincoln Tunnel causes major delays

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:06:51 GMT
    One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel was closed for nearly four hours after a chain-reaction accident involving a New York-bound jitney bus and two other vehicles. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says three people were reported injured in the accident in the center tube at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
    One of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel was closed for nearly four hours after a chain-reaction accident involving a New York-bound jitney bus and two other vehicles. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says three people were reported injured in the accident in the center tube at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • $1M Powerball ticket sold in NJ set to expire

    $1M Powerball ticket sold in NJ set to expire

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:23:45 GMT
    State lottery officials say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million that was sold at a northern New Jersey convenience store last year will soon expire.
    State lottery officials say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million that was sold at a northern New Jersey convenience store last year will soon expire.
  • Princeton worker told to choose medical pot or job

    Princeton worker told to choose medical pot or job

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:19:48 GMT
    A Princeton University employee says he has been told to choose between medical marijuana and his job.
    A Princeton University employee says he has been told to choose between medical marijuana and his job.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices