Alexander Gonzales was granted more than $3,000 bail for charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, resisting officer without violence and driving while license suspended.
Gonzales crashed the stolen police car in the College Park neighborhood early Saturday and refused to come out of the wrecked cruiser for hours, leading to a SWAT response, the Orlando Police Department said.
Police said they were called shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday about a suspicious person at Princeton Street and North Orange Avenue after security officers reported a man had escaped from Florida Hospital South nearby.
Right now, we are working to bring a safe resolution for everyone involved. Please stay away from the area of Princeton between Edgewater and Orange and remain in your homes. pic.twitter.com/mLeL4ohL7S
At 11:25 pm, OPD responded to a suspicious person call near Princeton & Orange. When officer made contact with the subject, he jumped in OPD vehicle and took off, crashing a short time later at Princeton & Elizabeth. pic.twitter.com/nvy47DHDvJ