Police: Man steals car at gas station

Joshua Dumas accused of stealing car, leading police on chase

Published On: Nov 16 2012 11:47:55 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 17 2012 04:11:55 AM EST
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -

Charges are pending against a man who police say ran away from an officer during an interview, jumped into a still running car at a gas station, and led police on a short chase.

Joshua Dumas, 33, was arrested Friday morning.

According to Miami-Dade Police, detectives were interviewing Dumas at a gas station at NW 87th Street and 27th Avenue about 11 a.m. when he gave them false information.

Police said Dumas then ran away from the detective and got into a Chrysler that had its engine running. Dumas then led police on a short chase before he crashed and tried running away from the officers. He was quickly arrested.

Monique McKeller said the chase when a man stole her grandmother's car. She said she was inside paying for gas and when she turned around, she saw her uncle with his hands up in the air.

"I was like, my God, like, I was scared. How can this be happening to me? They steal my car and -- which is not actually my car, it was just a vehicle I was driving. It was my grandmother's car," said . "It's heartbreaking, you know, that you can't go to a gas station to get some gas and not have your car stolen."