On Thursday, October 21, 2021, an officer initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle who they believed may have been involved in a road-rage incident. The driver, who was not known at the time, was observed driving erratically and driving too closely to other vehicles. Officers approached the vehicle and the driver gave a fictitious name to officers. Due to safety concerns and heavy traffic, the driver was asked to drive the vehicle into a nearby parking lot.
The driver drove past the parking lot and it was immediately apparent he was fleeing the scene. Officers lost sight of the vehicle but continued in the direction they last saw the vehicle. Thirty seconds down the road, the vehicle crashed, with apparent heavy front end damage, and the driver fled the scene on foot.
The passenger waved officers down and cooperated with police to help identity the actor, Rey Orlando Curbelo-Rodriguez.
An arrest warrant has been obtained.