EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A man was arrested after East Cleveland police say he fled from officers and tried to launch his car off a wall.
It started when officers spotted suspected drug activity in the area of Shaw and Manhattan avenues shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said the driver, identified as Kristopher Lucas, didn’t stop for officers, prompting a chase.
“After a brief pursuit that entered the city of Cleveland, the driver attempted to mimic the opening credit scene of the Dukes of Hazard television show. However, the Ford failed to perform as the Dodge Charger usually did for Bo and Luke, as you can see from the photo. The vehicle did not launch off the wall and continue. (It should be noted that officers in the pursuit did not hear a ‘Yeeeee haaaaaw’ when the attempt was made.)” East Cleveland police said.
That’s when Lucas got out of the vehicle and ran. He was caught after a brief chase on foot.
Police said Lucas, who already had an active parole warrant, had a loaded handgun, narcotics and scales inside the car.