Shoplifter fleeing Target dies in fiery crash during police chase, cops say

A suspected Target shoplifter was killed Sunday after he tried to bite a cop and fled in a stolen car, which burst into flames when it crashed into a medical building in Union County during the ensuing chase, officials said.

The bizarre police pursuit began around 4 p.m. when two Union Township police officers approached the man in the Target parking lot as he tried to leave with several hundred dollars in over-the-counter medicine, the Union County prosecutor’s office said Monday.

The man, whose name has not been released, tried to bite one of the officers, authorities said. He then …read more

Source: Essex

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