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Man wanted in numerous tow truck scams leads Rocky River police on chase

Posted at 8:41 AM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-27 16:56:54-05

A man posing as a fraudulent tow truck driver wanted by numerous agencies led Rocky River and Fairview Park police on a pursuit into Cleveland Monday morning.

The pursuit started in Rocky River around 2 a.m. when officers pursued a man driving a 1998 Toyota Corolla into Cleveland, according to police.

The man, identified as Michael King, 39, exited onto West Boulevard under the I-90 overpass. After his car spun out, he got out of the car and ran from police.

Police used a taser on King and arrested him. He was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation after EMS said his heart was racing excessively at the time of his arrest, according to the police report.

The Fairview Park Police Department said he is wanted by numerous agencies after he posed as a tow truck driver and scammed numerous residents on the west side of Cleveland.