NEW BRIGHTON — A man told police "I thought I could lose you guys" after running a stop sign and leading officers on a chase through New Brighton, prosecutors said.
Police spotted Robert Canlon, 49, run a stop sign and pass another vehicle at Henderson and Clinton avenues in his Ford Mustang at about 5:20 p.m. Saturday, prosecutors said.
Officers turned on their sirens to pull him over, but he kept driving instead and tried to lose the police by speeding and making several turns without a blinker, prosecutors said.
They finally caught up with Canlon after he parked in front of his Duane Court home. He told officers, "I thought I could lose you guys. I'm so stupid, I should have pulled over. I'm embarrassed," according to court papers.
Canlon was charged with reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and reckless driving at his Sunday arraignment, according to the Staten Island District Attorney's Office.
His bail was set at $3,500 cash and he's due back in court on Friday, according to online court records.
Canlon's lawyer could not be reached for comment.