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24-year-old man arrested after fleeing from authorities in RV, Summit County Sheriff’s Office says

Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 3:49 PM EDT
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GREEN, Ohio (WOIO) - A 24-year-old man is behind bars for leading Summit County Sheriff’s deputies and the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a chase in an RV.

Randy H. Schiffbauer of Green was arrested Tuesday morning. He’s in Summit County Jail, according to a press release.

The incident began around 10 a.m. when a deputy responded to Greensburg Road in Green. She was checking out a report of a suspicious person, according to a press release.

As she arrived, she saw an RV speeding away from the scene. Authorities said the doors were open, and a power cord was hanging out the back.

The driver, later identified as Schiffbauer, refused to stop when the deputy tried to pull over the RV, the sheriff’s department said.

As the motorhome’s tires screeched and dug into the pavement on Arlington Road, Schiffbauer, who police say was behind the wheel, just put the pedal to the metal to escape arrest.

Justin Pawlowski was working at VanDevere Auto Outlet in Akron when he witnessed the chase and decided to videotape it on his cell phone, along with several coworkers, “He runs all the way up the freeway and was coming up Arlington Road on steel wheels. They already hit him with the spike strip all the way down 77. I couldn’t believe he had made it that far.”

Authorities said Schiffbauer hit several cars, including law enforcement vehicles, with the RV during the pursuit.

He drove through backyards on Briarwood Way before getting the RV stuck and fleeing on foot, according to a press release.

The sheriff’s department said an Ohio State Highway Patrol K9 unit apprehended Schiffbauer.

“We definitely had some crazy stuff in the past, but that made the top of my list today,” Pawlowski said.

No one was injured during the incident.

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