Car thief in drag leads cops on high-speed chase

May 4, 2010

A man dressed in women's clothing and makeup has been stealing cars and leading police on high-speed chases.

According to Wauwatosa police:

The most recent incident occurred Friday morning, when a motorcycle cop stopped a speeding vehicle in the 9800 block of Byron Place.

The officer immediately noticed the male driver was dressed as a woman, so he asked for identification. The driver did not have a license and got nervous when the officer asked who owned the car.

The driver quickly accelerated the car and fled. A chase ensued for about a minute, but with the fleeing vehicle reaching speeds of 100 mph and driving recklessly, officers decided to stop the chase for the safety of other drivers.

A check of the license plate number showed the vehicle had been stolen from Brookfield Square two weeks earlier.

Brookfield police say the driver is a 20-year-old Milwaukee man who has taken several vehicles and used them in high-speed chases, each time dressed in women's clothing and makeup.

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