Police seek man sleeping in stolen car

Southwest Michigan
A photo from officer’s body cam of man who led police on chase in Benton Harbor. Courtesy of the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.

A photo from officer’s body cam of man who led police on chase in Benton Harbor. Courtesy of the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.

A photo from officer’s body cam of the stolen Nissan. Courtesy of the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.
A photo from an officer’s body cam of the stolen Nissan. Courtesy of the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities have identified the teen they believe ran from officers in Benton Harbor after being caught sleeping in a stolen car.

The chase happened at 7:40 a.m. Aug. 1 in the parking lot of the River Terrace Apartment Complex on 200 River Terrace Drive.

Benton Harbor officers say they came across a suspicious vehicle, a silver Nissan Pathfinder, they later determined was stolen out of Kentwood.

A photo from officer’s body cam of the stolen Nissan. Courtesy of the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.
A photo from an officer’s body cam of the stolen Nissan. Courtesy of the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.

Someone was sleeping in the backseat of the vehicle. When officers woke him up, the suspect got out of the vehicle and ran, according to a news release from the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.

The suspect was able to run back to the Nissan and drive away, police say.

Officers chased after him in their cruisers, but the pursuit was later called off.

Antonio Wimberly in front of cinder block wall
An undated photo of Antonio Wimberly. (Benton Harbor Police Department)

Detectives later Thursday identified a possible suspect as 17-year-old Antonio Terryll Wimberly of Benton Harbor, who they say is wanted for an unrelated offense.

Anyone who spots Wimberly or the stolen vehicle is urged to call the police tip line at 269.927.0293 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.342.7867.

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