Allegan woman catches police chase on camera
ALLEGAN, Mich. —
An Allegan woman caught the end of a police chase through her neighborhood on camera and she's praising the police who nabbed the runaway driver.
A police chase can be dangerous for those who get stuck in the middle of it and Toni Ward was helping her handicapped daughter get out of a car when a chase unfolded in front of her.
Ward said, "There was eight police officers and chasing the guy he ended up losing his car right here."
Ward caught the action on camera near the driveway of her home as Allegan police took the man into custody after they said he led them on a chase that passed through Julia Street, less than a mile from the police station.
Ward said, "They're amazing. They might be a small town, but they are on top of it. I love them."
Ward was in her drive way when she says this man came running through and jumped over her back fence trying to escape police.
She said, "I was trying to get my daughter out of the car because we had just got home from from Helen DeVos Children's Hospital."
She says any fear she had went away quickly as soon as she saw a familiar face arrive on scene.
Ward said, "I was really nervous, but as soon as I saw Officer Mead pull up I knew, he's a good guy."
The suspect's getaway car was eventually towed from the scene.
Newschannel 3 reached out to the Allegan Police Department who confirmed the chase happened Thursday afternoon, but we are waiting to get more details about the suspect and why he was being pursued.