Hamburger purchase leads police to high-speed chase suspect

Posted at 5:23 PM, Sep 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-20 19:23:23-04

OREM, Utah – A man’s purchase of a couple of hamburgers brought police to his place of employment after he fled from them in a high-speed chase.

According to information from the Orem Police Department, a man bought two burgers at a Wendy’s, and when he pulled out onto State Street officers attempted to pull him over for driving erratically.

The man allegedly sped off and reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour as he escaped. Dash camera footage of the chase is available above.

Lt. Craig Martinez of the Orem Police Department said a detective acquired the debit card information from the hamburger purchase and tracked the suspect to his place of work in Lehi.

"The officer went back to Wendy's and found out that the suspect had actually ordered two double stacks and some fries with no salt, and they remembered him," he said. "They remembered what he looked like, gave us a good description. They remembered that he had peeled out of the parking lot when he left, and they also remembered that he paid with a debit card."

The suspect was arrested Wednesday.