VIDEO: Florida suspect jumps into police car, allegedly hits 140 mph before getting caught

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It’s a scene worthy of a double take: Florida troopers with guns pointed at their own cruiser, but the man inside is no cop.

Police say the incident started Thursday afternoon when highway patrol tried to help 22-year-old Shane Jensen, found walking along the Florida turnpike, shirtless and barefoot.

But after about 20 minutes, the suspect jumps into the patrol car and speeds away. Then as traffic forces him to stop, the officers approach with their guns drawn.

As they try to open the car door, he takes off again, speeding down the shoulder until he’s blocked by police cruisers.

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Still, he refuses to stop. He instead turns around, crosses the divider and drives off in the opposite direction. 

He speeds past car after car, allegedly hitting 140 mph before swerving to avoid police stop sticks. He seems to lose control, driving onto the grass, and slamming into the guard rail.

But this chase still isn’t over. The suspect runs out of the car, over the guard rail, across the highway and disappears into the woods. 

Police arrested the suspect 15 minutes later in the woods and sent him to the hospital where they say he assaulted an officer. He was also already wanted in a carjacking the day before, so he’s now facing an additional 10 felony counts in this case.

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