A man on an ATV led police through miles of rugged terrain in deep South Miami-Dade on Wednesday afternoon before presumably running out of gas and surrendering.
The entire chase, near Southwest 312th Street and 229th Avenue, close to the Homstead General Aviation Airport, was captured on television helicopter cameras.
The man could be seen on his red, white and blue ATV speeding along dirt roads and through brush. At one point his ATV got stuck, but he released it and continued to elude police.
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According to officers, the victim was at the listed location when the subjects pulled up on ATV’s. The subjects confronted the victim reference a previous dispute. One of the subjects produced a firearm and began to threaten the victim. The victim fled to the recreational building and a witness called 9-1-1.
As officers arrived, the subjects fled in different directions. Two of the subjects were apprehended by MDPD officers and the third subject was apprehended by the City of Homestead Police Department
According to Homestead police, the pursuit began in Miami-Dade “due to some type of crime in Miami Dade's jurisdiction invoking a firearm.” When the chase entered Homestead, city officers assisted. The man on the ATV struck a marked police unit, Homestead police said.
Miami-Herald news partner CBS4 reported that three people had been arrested in connection with the pursuit. The station said the three suspects were wanted for ramming a police car. Two were arrested immediately, and the other one took off. About 30 minutes later, the ATV driver came to a stop along a dirt road, where he surrended, according to CBS4.