Man pleads not guilty to leading East Cleveland police on a chase with a baby in the car

Man arrested after high-speed chase with a baby in the car in East Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 54-year-old Cleveland man pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday for allegedly leading East Cleveland police on a chase with a baby in the car.

The incident happened Monday, Nov. 11 on Thornhill Drive.

East Cleveland police said Danny McCall was pulled over for a traffic stop on Thornhill Drive, but then sped off.

Police said McCall crashed about 150 yards later into two unoccupied cars.

A witness, a former Army medic, was upset once he found out a baby was in the car.

“I went over to the car and the baby was crying, so I know it’s okay,” said the witness, who didn’t want to be named.

The witness also helped police during the arrest.

“The cop trying to grab the guy out of the passenger side because none of the doors will open and then the guy starts fist fighting with the cop. The cops are trying to put the cuffs on him and I’m sitting on his legs so they can.”

McCall is being held on a $25,000 bond and will be back in court on Nov. 21.

Danny McCall (Source: East Cleveland Police)
Danny McCall (Source: East Cleveland Police) (Source: East Cleveland Police)

East Cleveland police said the baby was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is OK.

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