Michigan State Police had their hands full earlier in the week as an attempt to steal several cars from a factory led them to a wild pursuit highway. The chase ends with several people being arrested.
According to various reports, five Chevrolet Camaros were stolen from the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan where the Camaro, along with the Cadillac CT4 and CT5, were made. Following the chase, nine people were arrested, who will face various charges.
At approximately 01:00 local time on Monday, the Michigan State Police issued BOL notices to various departments in Detroit and Lansing after several cars were reported stolen. Police found the stolen muscle car on I-96 after noticing that it was going faster. The police tried to stop them, but to no avail, which started a chase.
According to police, the thieves were separated into two groups. Both groups headed east on I-96 with some police in tow. The stolen vehicle passed through Ingham, Livingston, and Oakland counties.
Police even used stop batons to immobilize vehicles. One of the groups crashed near Kensington Road. The suspects then fled on foot, while the rest of the group split up.
With the help of police units from Brighton, Detroit, and Lansing, as well as a dog and helicopter unit, five stolen vehicles were recovered and nine suspects were arrested at the end of the case. No injuries were reported despite a wild chase.
Reports said that eight of the men were from Detroit while one was from Saginaw. Age ranged from 20 to 24 years.
The suspects will face various charges such as fleeing and evading, receiving and hiding stolen vehicles, resisting and obstructing the police, and conspiracy to commit illegal acts.