FERNDALE (WWJ) – Two 31-year-old men have been arrested after police say they ran a scam at a local car dealership.

According to Ferndale police, Alvin Harris and Bruce Rutledge asked to take a car from the Suburban dealership on Woodward Avenue out for a test drive. The dealership called police because the two men matched the description of a pair of thieves who had previously stolen a test vehicle.

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Officers arrested the men after a brief chase.

Police said both Harris and Rutledge have extensive criminal histories including several felony convictions.

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Harris was set to be arraigned on Thursday on the felony charge of identity theft, for using another’s id to take the car for a test drive.

Rutledge is charged with resisting arrest.

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Both are being investigated for several similar thefts of vehicles involving similar scams that occurred at Metro Detroit auto dealerships.