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Grand theft suspect nabbed at night by helicopter team

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office use thermal imaging technology to locate the suspect after a crash.
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office use thermal imaging technology to locate the suspect after a crash.
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Updated: 1/13 9:53 pm
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A man accused of stealing a car could not escape the long arm of the law, even at night.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says the suspect crashed a car in Flagler Estates Friday night.  The driver took off on foot.

Deputies brought in K-9 units and a helicopter to help search for the suspect.  Air 1 used thermal imaging technology to find the man in the darkness.

The unnamed suspect has been charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle.



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