Video: Police say ‘Reckless’ driver on the run after speeding away from cops in crowded Brampton parking lot

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Published October 25, 2023 at 11:39 am

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Gurprit Singh, 26, of Brampton is believed to be evading police, and a warrant of arrest has been issued after an alleged run from police in Brampton. (Photo: Courtesy Peel Regional Police)

Police are searching for what they call a “reckless” and “dangerous” driver caught on camera fleeing from officers in a busy Brampton parking lot on the weekend.

The altercation happened on Saturday around 10:30 p.m. at the College Plaza parking lot in Brampton while Peel Regional Police say officers were responding to complaints about “vehicles driving erratically.”

Video of the incident making the rounds on social media shows two Peel police officers standing at the driver’s side door of a black Jeep and speaking with the driver.

One of the officers appears to grab the driver’s arm moments before he hits the gas and takes off from police, driving across the parking lot with bystanders and other vehicles nearby. Video of the interaction has been viewed more than 180,000 times on X, formerly Twitter.

Police say the driver accelerated through the crowded parking lot “in a dangerous manner, striking a traffic sign on the way out.”

Police have identified the 26-year-old driver who is wanted on a warrant for multiple offences including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from a peace officer.

Gurprit Singh, 26, of Brampton is believed to be evading police, and a warrant of arrest has been issued for the following offences:

-Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle
-Obstruct Peace Officer
-Flight from a Peace Officer

Anyone with information regarding the suspect or this incident is asked to contact Peel Regional Police by calling (905)453-2121 ext. 2233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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