HANSON, Mass. — Police say a Plymouth man stole a police cruiser during an early-morning chase through several towns.

The chase started at about 1 a.m. Thursday when police saw a car speed through a stop sign in Hanson. Officers pursued, but the car did not stop and the driver turned off the lights.

The chase led to Halifax, where officers deployed tire-deflation devices to disable the car. The driver, however, fled on foot into the woods.

While police were searching the woods, the suspect stole the cruiser, and the chase resumed into Plympton where the driver was apprehended.

Daniel Egan was taken to the hospital for treatment of a dog bite. He was charged with several offenses, including operating to endanger and motor vehicle larceny. It’s unclear when he will be arraigned.

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