Police: Angry, armed customer at Checker’s led to police chase in Broward

(Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation/WPLG)

PLANTATION, Fla. – A police pursuit in Plantation Wednesday ended with two people being detained in Davie, one of who was arrested, authorities said.

Plantation police say the chase started after an aggravated assault at a Checker’s at 1149 S. State Road 7.

According to the suspect’s arrest report, Mark Timothy Pressley, 29, got upset in the drive-thru over his order and began threatening employees.

Employees told officers he was armed at the time with a purple handgun.

According to the report, Pressley fled the scene in an older-model, two-door Chevrolet before officers arrived.

Police said a responding officer spotted Pressley’s car and attempted to pull him over, but Pressley fled from the officer.

Multiple police officers pursued Pressley and the chase came to an end at 1801 S. University Drive in Davie.

Police said Pressley and a white female in his front passenger seat were taken into custody.

According to his arrest report, the purple handgun was found in his vehicle, along with three bags of cocaine and a white rock-like substance that also tested positive for cocaine.

Police said Pressley was placed in the back of a police car, at which time a fourth bag of white powder was found in the backseat where Pressley was sitting. A fifth bag of white powder was found in his sock, authorities said.

According to his arrest report, Pressley is a convicted felon and is currently on probation for another case.

He faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, fleeing and eluding police, possession of cocaine and probation violation.

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