Macedonia thief leads police on high-speed chase

Published: Nov. 13, 2022 at 11:27 AM EST
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MACEDONIA, Ohio (WOIO) - A man leading police on a car chase reaching speeds of up to 110 mph is still on the run, according to Macedonia police.

On Nov. 5, police received a call from Home Depot Loss Prevention saying a man had exited the store with a cart of merchandise without paying and was headed out to the parking lot.

Officers quickly pulled behind the blue BMW the suspect was driving, according to the incident report.

Police said the car then took off.

They said the car exited the Home Depot parking lot and pulled through several other stores’ lots and driving on the opposite lane of traffic before eventually making his way to 271 north.

Officers reported the car emitting a “large amount of white smoke” as it began increasing speed, reaching 110 mph.

According to police, the car swerved through several lanes of traffic and even began to pass on the left shoulder of the road.

Police on scene were notified to end the pursuit, with Beachwood police informing them they were familiar with the car and aware of a man, Jay White, who lived as the same address as the owner of the vehicle.

White matched the video of the man seen stealing from Home Depot, police said.

The Stow Municipal Court charged White with failure to comply, a fifth-degree felony, and a misdemeanor theft charge, among other traffic-related offenses for the chase, according to court records.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.