ROCHESTER, Minn. - What began as a simple traffic stop late Monday night resulted in a man fleeing police before he was arrested.
Officers were in the 900 block of 2nd St. SW when they passed a car without a rear license plate. When officers started to follow, the car began turning down multiple streets.
The car went through red lights and a stop sign before officers attempted to stop the vehicle on 4th St.
Shortly after, the car was found parked and a driver was witnessed getting into the trunk. The man took off on foot before he was detained.
The man, 29-year-old Abbas Mohamed, of Rochester, gave a fake name and marijuana was found in the trunk.
He's facing charges of fleeing in a motor vehicle, giving a false name to police and failing to stop for a red light and stop sign.