Leaf blower thief leads police on chase in Livonia

Leaf blower thief leads police on chase in Livonia


FVETE ACCEPTS HE WOULD START JULY 1.>>Anchor: QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD GETS LOUDER WHEN A BURGLAR TAKES OFF WITH A LEAF BLOWER THAT DOES NOT BELONG TO HIM. LEADS TO TEAM EFFORT TO TAKE HIM DOWN AND POLICE CHASE. JERMONT TERRY IS LIVE IN LIVONIA WITH HOW THIS ALL HAPPENED. JERMONT?>>Reporter: KIMBERLY THAT DRIVER LED POLICE ON A 85-MILE AN HOUR CHASE RIGHT DOWN 5-MILE HERE. BUT BEFORE RUNNING FROM COPS. HE FIRST RAN OUT OF A NEIGHBORHOOD AND THAT FAILED BURGLARY WHERE NEIGHBORS LITERALLY PUT HIM IN A HEAD LOCK. KIMBERLY OAK’S SUBDIVISION IN LIVONIA USUALLY QUIET.>>TRY TO KEEP OPEN YOUR GARAGES.>>Reporter: BUT JOE WILLIAMS IS NOT LEAVING THE GARAGE OPEN AFTER A THIEF RIPPED OFF HIS LEAF BLOWER.>>CAME AROUND THE CORNER. AND JUST LIFTED IT RIGHT OUT OF THE GARAGE. AND TOOK IT OVER TO HIS CAR.>>Reporter: ALL WENT DOWN WHILE JOE SAT IN THE GARAGE. THIS HOMEOWNER DID NOT STAND BY AND WATCH.>>I GOT UP AND CHASED HIM TO THE CAR. AND BY THEN HE WAS IN THE CAR. AND I REACHED IN THE CAR. PUSHED HIM TO THE SIDE. GRABBED THE KEYS OUT OF THE IGNITION.>>UNABLE TO DRIVE OFF. THIEF TRIED TO EXCHANGE HIS KEYS FOR JOE’S GAS BLOWER.>>I SAT THE BLOWER DOWN AND I TURN AROUND AND LAUNCHED THE KEYS DOWN THE STREET.>>JOE’S NEIGHBOR SAW THE COMMOTION.>>I TRIED TO REFRAIN THE GUY, GET HIM IN BEAR HUG IN THE BACK AND CHOKEHOLD.>>THIEF USED THE KEYS TO GET AWAY.>>I HAD HIM IN A HEAD LOCK.>>THIEF AND WOMAN DROVE OFF IN A RED CAR. MINUTES LATER POLICE SPOTTED THAT CAR IN THE PARKING LOT. WHEN THE WOMAN JUMPED OUT. THE DRIVER TOOK OFF LEADING POLICE ON A 25 MILES AN HOUR CHASE. FROM FARMINGTON TO LAVAN ON 5-MILE BEFORE OFFICERS ENDED THE CHASE.>>THEY HAVE SEEN HIM THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD BEFORE.>>Anchor: IT IS BELIEVED THAT SAME RED OLDER MODEL MAZDA MAY HAVE BEEN CASING OUT NEIGHBORHOODS FOR SOME DAYS. OF COURSE, POLICE ENDED THE CHASE SO DRIVER GOT AWAY. WE SHOULD POINT OUT THE WOMAN THAT WAS DROPPED OFF IN THIS PARKING LOT HERE. SHE WAS ARRESTED. HOWEVER ACCORDING TO POLICE, SHE IS NOT GIVING MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRIVER THAT SHE WAS RIDING W IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING OR TELLING HOMEOWNERS TO WATCH FOR

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