For some teenagers, South Florida summers are best spent sleeping in or wading through ocean waters.
But on Friday, 18-year-old Alexander McQueen Mors, of Pompano Beach, opted instead for a roughly 135-mile joyride from West Palm Beach to Key Largo in a stolen 2014 BMW, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.
Driving with a passenger, who told police he was convinced the car was rented, Mors eluded a Monroe County deputy Friday evening before crashing into a Mercedes van, the sheriff’s office said. No injuries were reported.
Mors was arrested and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer and driving without a license. BMW's roadside assistance notified the sheriff's office that the stolen car entered Monroe County at about 6 p.m., and a deputy quickly spotted it driving southbound and then turn into a Domino's Pizza near Mile Marker 98, the sheriff's office said.
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The deputy pulled in behind Mors and turned on his lights and siren. But Mors pulled out of the lot and continued southbound on U.S. 1 before turning onto a side road and then onto a northbound U.S. 1, striking a Mercedes van also headed north. The passenger told police Mors picked him up earlier that day, saying they would be attending a graduation party in the Keys. He said he tried to get Mors to pull over as he eluded the deputy but he refused.
Mors was booked into jail and released Saturday at 8:30 p.m. after posting a $25,000 bond, according to jail records.