A motorcyclist led a state trooper on a chase in Colorado Springs Monday, eventually abandoning his bike and disappearing on foot.
According to State Patrol, the trooper tried to stop the man on a 1993 Kawasaki at 11:13 a.m. on the southbound side of Chestnut. Instead of stopping, the rider made a U-turn and headed northbound before turning onto the eastbound sidewalk of Garden Of The Gods.
The trooper followed, driving on the road, until the motorcyclist turned into the Chick-Fil-A. In that parking lot, the motorcycle and the Trooper’s cruiser collided.
The motorcyclist abandoned his bike and ran away toward the nearby Hyatt.
The trooper called for backup and the area of the hotel was searched without results. Colorado Springs police also sent a K-9 unit to search the area, but the search was called off at 12:35 p.m.
The suspect involved is described as being a Hispanic male, mid 30s, with a medium build, black hair and goatee. He was wearing black pants and a black shirt, but there are reports that he may have ditched that shirt.
The State Patrol spokesperson who provided this information to 11 News didn’t know why the trooper was originally trying to stop the motorcyclist.