DETROIT, MICH. — A motorcyclist was arrested Tuesday after bragging on social media about outrunning police in a high speed chase.
Surveillance video from the night of the chase shows the suspect leaving a karaoke bar north of Detroit, Mich. When he gets outside, the man burns rubber on his motorcycle. You can see the smoke rising off the pavement. It caught the attention of local police. But right after they flash their lights, he takes off, reaching speeds of 140 miles per hour.
Officers know the speed, because the suspect posted about it on his Facebook page a few days later, bragging about losing the cops in a 45-second chase, going 140 in a 35. He even used the hashtag #NoJailThisWeekend.
Officers said it’s the post that helped them track him down.
“Not only is it a confession, it also listed info that realistically only the motorist and the officer would know and that makes it then evidence,” said Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh.
Without the facebook post, police said it’s highly unlikely they ever would have been able to close the case. Plus, because it mentioned how fast he was going and the speed limit, the driver is looking at a five-year felony.
Source: NBC NEWS