Man Arrested After Fleeing Car Accident Causing School Lockdown

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By Isaac Ray

A man was arrested for loitering, prowling, and running across several lanes of the Sawgrass Expressway after a bizarre string of events took place after crashing his vehicle. The incident created havoc that caused nearby residences and an elementary school to be placed on lockdown while police searched for him. 

On January 8, Coral Springs Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on the Sawgrass Expressway. When officers arrived, they encountered a black Chevy Impala that had violently struck a guardrail. As officers pulled on the car door in an attempt to free the driver, the man fled the scene, jumped a median, and ran across the eastbound lanes. 

Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department informed police they had witnessed a male running and jumping over the Sawgrass Expressway’s overpass near Riverside Drive. 

CSPD responded to the area, searched, and eventually located a male that fit the description of the man CSPFD had seen. Police were also able to identify the man as the same individual that had fled the crash scene. 

While being detained for questioning, the male, Marcus Marc, 24, of Delray Beach, told officers he was in the area searching for a dog that his girlfriend had taken during an earlier dispute. Marc said he did not know his girlfriend’s address, and an Uber had dropped him off. 

According to the report, officers observed that Marc was not wearing any shoes and only had his phone in his possession. They noticed he had abrasions to his forehead, knees, and ankle, all seemingly fresh cuts that were still bleeding — injuries that would be consistent with a recent car accident. 

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Marc told officers the cuts were not from a car accident but from a fight that he had earlier in the day with his girlfriend. He also denied having recently driven a car on the Sawgrass Expressway. 

As a result of Marc fleeing the crash, officers had to declare a lockdown on Coral Park Elementary School and the surrounding residential neighborhoods. Due to this, officers arrested Marc for loitering/prowling, in addition to a charge of accessing the Sawgrass Expressway as a pedestrian. 

Marc was transported to the Broward County Mail Jail. He was released after posting a $25 bond.

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