A Cuban resident of Miami has been arrested for stealing a van and then crashing it into a patrol car to escape the police.
The Antillean, identified as 28-year-old Jorge Luis Ramírez-Lintón, appeared in court yesterday, where he was sent to prison by Miami-Dade Judge Mindy Glazer.
Ramírez was accused of evading the police and fleeing the scene of a crash that he himself caused in his attempt to escape.
According to the local media America TeVé, the detainee stole a van belonging to a laundry last Wednesday at 2280 Northwest 28th Street in the city.
After being discovered by the police, the Cuban collided with the patrol that was pursuing him and tried to escape from the scene.
Police officers continued the chase to 68th Street and Northwest 28th Avenue, where Ramírez was cornered and arrested by Miami-Dade authorities.
According to the police report, the subject was also in possession of illegal substances.
Other Cubans arrested for robbery in Miami
In mid-April, a young Cuban was arrested after being caught red-handed trying to steal a bicycle in the city of Doral, Miami-Dade.
The detainee, identified as Handry Placeres, carried tools to carry out the theft and according to the police, he had already been arrested on 6 different occasions, having spent time in prison in 2020 for possession of drugs.
Similarly, another Cuban, identified as Josue Álvarez, 48, was arrested after he was caught about to use an electric saw to cut the chains of a bicycle in a South Beach parking lot.
The police indicated that at first the detainee denied being involved in any crime, but confessed everything after being transferred to the Miami Beach police station.