As they were choosing between potato kugel and sweet yerushalmi kugel for Shabbos, customers of Dovid Malka’s Takeout were witness on Friday afternoon to a wild car chase.
NYPD’s 71 Precinct vehicles were racing with dizzying speed against traffic on Crown Heights streets trying to catch up with a fleeing car thief.
Stunned residents watched as the cars turned the Troy corner onto Carroll Street and came to a halt when the tire of the thief’s silver SUV broke off.
The driver ran through an alley towards President Street, with cops jumping out of SUV’s following in pursuit.
As police blocked the street off and surrounded the car with yellow ‘Do Not Cross’ tape, residents crowded around to watch.
“Now we’re definitely going to have a quiet Shabbos,” one resident joked, watching the events along with other curious locals.
Police told COLlive the suspect has not been caught, but they have identified him.