10/25/20 Bayonne, NJ – Accident Scene – Man Steals Bayonne Marked Police Car – Wild Chase – Wrong Way Over 2 Bridges – NYPD – Port Authority Chase – Crashed In Brooklyn

October 25, 2020


A man swiped a police cruiser in Bayonne, NJ and led cops on a wild chase across two bridges and through New York City early Sunday.

The marked Bayonne Police Department SUV crossed from the Garden State to Staten Island over the Goethals Bridge — and then headed into Brooklyn on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge at around 12:45 a.m., the NYPD said.

It eventually crashed in Greenwood Heights at around 1 a.m., shearing the side of one parked minivan before smashing into the back of another.

The cruiser’s rear passenger side tire appeared to have blown off at some point in the chase, leaving the cop-car-thief riding on three wheels and a rim.

Cops took the 31-year-old thief into custody at the scene of the crash.

The driver was later identified as Frank Suarez of Bayonne.

He was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, reckless endangerment, unauthorized use of a vehicle, criminal mischief, and speeding, police said.

Almost a dozen NYPD officers were still at the scene by 2 a.m., waiting for a tow truck to make its way there from New Jersey.

“I couldn’t believe it,” one cop kept repeating, pointing to the tireless rim.

A law enforcement source said Suarez crossed two bridges “one the wrong way, apparently.”