Carjacking leads to police chase in Fort Lauderdale

Cops: Brian Semil arrested on multiple charges


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A short police chase that involved a stolen car came to an end shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday in Fort Lauderdale.

Police said a female victim was approached by a man, identified as Brian Semil, 27, while walking to her vehicle.

Semil demanded keys to her vehicle, at which time, in fear for her safety, the victim gave her keys to the man, according to police.

Semil fled the area in the victim's gray four-door Toyota. Police said Fort Lauderdale patrol officers attempted to stop the vehicle that matched the description of the victim's vehicle.

Semil refused to stop and a pursuit ensued, police said. The chase initially began in the 100 block of Andrews Avenue.

Sky 10 was above the area of Broward Boulevard and Northwest 11th Avenue as one man was handcuffed on the ground.

Another man was seen being handcuffed nearby. One of the men was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Semil has been charged with robbery (sudden snatch), auto theft, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and traffic offenses, police said.

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