Aurora police had to use spikes to stop a Cleveland man from fleeing in a van on Saturday, according to Aurora Police Chief Brian Byard.
Officers attempted to stop Alan Gillespie, 57, after he allegedly tried to steal a trailer from a Lowe’s in Streetsboro. The chase began in Streetsboro, police said, and Aurora police took over the chase when Gillespie drove into their city.
While driving, Gillespie struck a fire hydrant and crashed into a front yard after hitting the spikes. He also nearly hit a pedestrian while fleeing.
He then left the vehicle and fled on foot, but was later caught.
He was hit with a taser and bitten by a K9 during the process, Byard said.
He was charged with failure to comply with a police order, a third-degree felony, obstruction of official business, a fifth-degree felony, and resisting arrest, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was also arrested on a first-degree felony warrant for burglary out of Cuyahoga County.