LAKE ORION, Mich. (WJBK) - Police in Lake Orion say a man who ran from the cops bragged about his antics on Facebook. Now, he's in jail.
In the early morning hours of July 2, a man walked out of Sagebrush Cantina in Lake Orion and climbed on top of a motorcycle. A Lake Orion police officer was sitting about a block away, at the traffic light at the intersection of E. Flint and S. Broadway.
The officer said the man performed a 'loud and aggressive brake torque in the street'. The officer described the action as 'reckless'.
The officer hit his lights and pulled next to the motorcycle. He got out of his cruiser to make the traffic stop but the man wasn't waiting for him.
Instead, the man looked directly at the officer and sped away from the scene.
The officer gets back in his car and chases the motorcyclist. During the chase, the man ran a stop sign continued to accelerate away from the officer. A half of a mile away from where he was pulled over, the officer lost the man.
Two days later, Lake Orion Police got a screenshot of a Facebook post. The post claims to be from the person who ran from police and it had information that only the officer and rider knew. Police identified the man and collected evidence connecting him to the crime.
On Tuesday, police say Michael Thomas Brown, 33, turned himself in to police.
His Facebook post is transcribed directly below:
Brown was arraigned on a felony count of fleeing a police officer and one count of reckless driving. He was released on a $5,000 bond.