DULUTH, Ga. - One man was arrested and another is still on the run, after Duluth Police said two car thieves tried to flee at high speeds before the it went into the air and flipped over.
Police chased down, deployed a stun gun and arrested Gabriel Morales, 17. He faces two felony charges of theft by receiving and fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, and several other charges for traffic violations including reckless driving and driving on the wrong side of the road.
Duluth investigators said the ordeal happened around 5 a.m. Friday morning, just hours after a family called police to report that a Toyota Siena van was stolen from the Promenade apartments off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
Police said the vehicle was spotted in the area, and officers followed the vehicle to confirm the stolen vehicle's license plate. Once officers turned on their sirens and tried to pull it over, the vehicle fled at speeds up to 90 miles per hour and drove erratically down South Berkeley Lake Parkway on both sides of the roadway, officers said.
Dashcam obtained by FOX 5 from two officer vehicles showed the vehicle trying to turn on a curve, flying into the air and rolling several times. Morales and the other suspect still try to flee, and Morales was apprehended, authorities said.
Officers tried to chase down the second suspect, who they believe was the driver and even deployed a drone with infrared cameras to search for the man. Officers are still searching for the suspect.
"Car thieves-- they're taking vehicles to commit other crimes. It's dangerous, especially that coupled with they don't want to get caught," said Officer Ted Sadowski with Duluth Police.