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Police: Pair in Porsche nearly hit deputy's car during chase

READING, Pa. - Police said two people led them on a chase in a sports car, nearly hitting a sheriff's deputy in the process.

Yasmarie Colon stole medicine from a Family Dollar store at Spring and Railroad streets in Reading on Wednesday and then took off in a Porsche being driven by Juan Flores-Bonilla, police said.

The car hit a parked car, narrowly missed a deputy sheriff's vehicle, and then crashed into a hill, police said.

Both suspects tried to flee on foot, but they were caught and taken into custody.

Flores-Bonilla, 35, of Reading, was charged with aggravated assault, fleeting or attempting to elude an officer, retail theft, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to stop at a red signal, and duties at a stop sign. He was committed to the Berks County Jail on $75,000 bail.

Colon, 30, was charged with retail theft and locked up on $25,000 bail.


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