Florida man steals police car, flees, then steals second police car
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After managing to steal two Cocoa Police Department cruisers and leading officers on a high-speed chase across state counties, a Florida man is in police custody.

According to WFTV 9, an affiliate company to ABC, Cocoa Police stated that they responded to “a disturbance” on Thursday near a local motel in the “4000 block of State Road 520.”

When the officers were in close proximity to the suspect, who is identified as Xavier Javern Cummings, the police reportedly say he jumped into a vehicle and drove away.

WFTV 9 also states that the police went on a chase, following Javern Cummings into Volusia County. They then forced the stolen police vehicle off the road, which ended up lodging it in the woods near cities Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach.

Both the Cocoa Police Department and Volusia County units reportedly went up to the wrecked vehicle. But soon after, Javern Cummings popped up from the woods and hopped into another Cocoa Police Department vehicle, fleeing the scene.

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In a WESH CBS 2 report, Sheriff Mike Chitwood, a Volusia County Sheriff, said that when the Cocoa police officers attempted to get Cummings out of the car, he was able to flee and get into a second vehicle that was “running and unlocked.”

Cummings is being charged with numerous things such as two counts of grand theft of a firearm, two counts of grand theft motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, and armed burglary, to name some.

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