Suspect leaves crack, ID in stolen car after police chase

- A driver leads Michigan State Police on a chase -- then gets out and runs through a Redford Township neighborhood.

Fortunately, he was nice enough to leave investigators an important clue about his identity

A message from police to a suspect on the run:

"If he happens to see the story before we grab him up," Lt. Michael Shaw, Michigan State Police. "Feel free to stop by any Michigan State Police post and tell them you're the guy that left your ID and crack and we will take care of you."

At 1 a.m. Friday, a Michigan State Police trooper attempts to pull over a 2002 Mercedes at the corner of Beech Daly and Joy in Redford Township.

"This Mercedes happened to have no registration information on his license plate," Shaw said.

But the driver had other ideas. Police say he initially stopped the car but when troopers got out of their cruiser to investigate, he fled.

The suspect led police on three-minute chase in and out of side streets and neighborhoods, reaching speeds of 65 miles an hour at times. Shaw said the suspect then switched his getaway tactics.

The man state police was after, ran away from the car and left something behind.

"This guy was particularly kind enough to leave his ID and his crack cocaine in the car," Shaw said.

Luckily in the three minute chase no one was hurt and no property was damaged. Police are confident the man they are looking for will be brought to justice soon.

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