FERNDALE (WWJ) – A 35-year-old man was arrested after he “dined and dashed” at a metro Detroit Buffalo Wild Wings and led police on a high-speed chase.
Marlon Cortez Stanfield, of Detroit, was taken into custody Tuesday night after skipping out on his $16 bill at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant on 9 Mile Road in Ferndale.
Restaurant employees called police after Stanfield left without paying and described the vehicle he left in. Shortly after, a Ferndale officer saw Stanfield’s car near 8 Mile Road and Livernois Street.
Officers pulled Stanfield over, at which time they gave him the opportunity to return to the restaurant and pay the bill. Police say as the officers stood next to Stanfield, he put the car in gear and turned into the traffic lane, causing the officers to move or be run over. Stanfield then yelled an obscenity at the officers before speeding off, according to police.
Officers started to pursue as Stanfield fled at high rates of speeds through Detroit streets down Livernois and 7 Mile Road. Police, however, stopped chasing Stanfield when he fled into neighborhood streets and instead went to the area of Stanfield’s residence.
About 20 minutes later, police say they saw Stanfield drive up to his house, get out of the car and attempt to go into his house. Officers stopped him and arrested him for fleeing and eluding, and failure to pay his restaurant bill.
The case has been presented to the prosecutor’s office. Stanfield, who has a criminal past that includes theft and criminal sexual conduct, could be arraigned as soon as Wednesday afternoon.