VIDEO: Suspected crook takes police on wild chase in Clinton Township

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - A Clinton Township man broke into a car and lead sheriff deputies on a high speed chase finally got caught at an apartment complex because of his footprints in the snow.

Police say 28-year-old Dominic Flynn broke into a Ford Escape at the Auto Bright used car dealership on Gratiot in Mt. Clemens when a nearby neighbor saw him and called 9-1-1.

When the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department arrived, Flynn sped off in a U-Haul van and hit a patrol car on the way way out of the parking lot.  Flynn led deputies on a high speed chase going 75-100 mph.  He didn’t stop until he reached an apartment complex on Village Drive near Gratiot and 15 Mile Road.

Flynn ran and deputies lost sight of him.  As they set up a perimeter at the apartment complex, a resident of the complex called 9-1-1 and reported that a man just offered him $500 if he could hide in that apartment.

When deputies arrived at the apartment the 9-1-1 call came from, they saw footprints in the snow and followed it to a silver car with windows fogging up.  Deputies found Flynn hiding in the backseat of the car.

Flynn started to put up a fight and deputies had to use a stun gun to subdue him.

Flynn had prescription drugs and a white “rock-like” substance on him when he was arrested.  He is currently in the Macomb County Jail.  He was given a $30,000 cash or surety bond

Flynn lives in the apartment complex where he finally dumped the van and ran and hid in another car.

Flynn is charged with 5 counts including larceny from a motor vehicle, assault with a dangerous weapon and fleeing and eluding.

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