Thief arrested while fleeing from police after asking undercover officer for a rideBy Mason White 8:12 AM March 28, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) Florida police officers attempted to stop a man for speeding.
However, instead of stopping, the man led police on a high-speed chase.
Turns out that Kareem Moore, 24, ran from police because he had just robbed a house and he was driving a stolen Audi.
When he was unable to get away from police, Moore abandoned the Audi SUV at the side of the busy Interstate 95.
He then took off running across several lanes of the busy highway and jumped over a fence. Moore then stopped a car and asked him for a ride. Unbeknownst to Moore the man was a Broward Sheriff’s deputy from Deerfield Beach.
Capt. Robert Schnakenberg explained that although the officer was in an unmarked car, he was wearing full uniform. The officer was also involved in the police chase.
Moore asked for a ride and the officer accommodated him, but his destination was to the local police department where Moore was arrested.
Moore had stolen a lot of valuables including expensive watches, a Louis Vuitton bag and two handguns with ammunition. A number of items were recovered including the weapons.