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Default Wild police chase turns into ‘action movie’ when suspects jump from RFK Bridge


Wild police chase turns into ‘action movie’ when suspects jump from RFK Bridge
By Stephanie Pagones and Gabrielle Fonrouge
July 12, 2019 | 5:45pm

A wild police car chase straight out of “The Fast and Furious” took place on the Robert F. Kennedy bridge Thursday when a car-full of men fled from police, crashed into a wall — then jumped off a highway exit ramp to escape, law enforcement sources told The Post Friday.

The action started around 11:40 p.m. when a 2015 Audi A7 — driven by 21-year-old Randaheer Shewprasad and headed towards The Bronx — allegedly swerved across three lanes and cut off a slew of other drivers, who were forced to slam on their breaks to avoid making contact, sources said.

Bridge and Tunnel Officer Joseph Marchese spotted Shewprasad and pursued with lights and sirens, eventually pulling him over, sources said.

But when Marchese approved the driver’s side window, Shewprasad allegedly sped off toward the Randall’s Island exit, spun out on the ramp and slammed into a concrete wall where a construction crew was working, sources said.

There, Shewprasad and two buddies — John O’Brien, 18, and Quayshawn Kenny, 19 — allegedly ditched the car and attempted a daring escape on foot by leaping over the exit ramp wall and dropping some 20 feet below to the ground on Randall’s Island, the workers told police.

“The construction crew thought they were watching a movie shoot,” the source said.

Marchese soon arrived and helped direct responding officers to where the men had fled.

Shewprasad and O’Brien were found hiding in the grass and in the shadows of a doorway, while Kenny was found around 3 a.m., lurking around the island with a bloody shirt and ripped jeans, sources said.

The three men, all from Suffolk County in Long Island, were arrested on assorted drug and intent to sell charges after cops found 80 grams of weed, a trove of oxycodone pills and a digital scale with cocaine residue inside the Audi, sources said.

Two of the men also had more than $5,500 in cash on them, sources said.

Shewprasad, who has an outstanding larceny warrant in Suffolk County, was also charged with fleeing the scene of an accident and resisting arrest, sources said.
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