VIDEO: Gang Member Gets Out After Killing Man While Fleeing Cops, Flees Again

Convicted felon John Mai led law enforcement officers on yet another pursuit in March.

Daytona Beach, FL – A gang member convicted of killing an elderly man in a hit-and-run crash was out of prison for only two months before he led police on another high-speed pursuit (video below).

Although it wasn’t 25-year-old John Mai’s first arrest since his prison release, he is already out of jail and back on the streets, having posted $12,500 bail, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) said in a press release.

The felon’s most recent run-in with law enforcement occurred on March 16, after the VCSO's helicopter, Air One, notified deputies on the ground that it was “following a suspicious vehicle,” the agency said.

A deputy out on patrol spotted the vehicle at approximately 10:35 p.m., and tried to initiate a traffic stop.

That’s when the driver, later identified as Mai, stomped on the accelerator.

Dashcam, bodycam, and aerial footage released by the VCSO showed Mai’s vehicle as it blasted down the roadway, swerving around other motorists.

At one intersection, Mai nearly collided with another vehicle as he turned right and sped away again.

Deputies deflated his tires with stop sticks, but Mai continued to barrel down the street with sparks shooting out behind him.

He ultimately crashed into a porch in the 200-block of North Caroline Street, an took off on foot towards a nearby apartment complex, the VCSO said.

Meanwhile, a passenger in his vehicle bailed out and ran away in the opposite direction, the video showed.

Air One radioed Mai’s location to ground units, who quickly converged on him and took him into custody.

The passenger was not apprehended, the VCSO said.

Mai was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with damage, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, resisting an officer without violence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was out of jail by the following morning.

The career criminal was first arrested for resisting an officer when he was just 11 years old, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

He had already been arrested four times for stealing vehicles and had fled from police on at least three prior occasions when he took off from an attempted traffic stop on Jan. 9, 2010.

Mai was 17 years old at the time.

The deputies were not authorized to chase after him, so Mai sped off in the stolen vehicle.

A short while later, he slammed into a vehicle being driven by 72-year-old Paul Outzen.

Outzen and one of his dogs were killed in the violent collision, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.

Mai was sentenced to 10 years in prison for vehicular homicide, grand theft auto, and aggravated fleeing, but was released on Jan. 18 after serving only seven-and-one-half years of his sentence.

By March 7, he was back in jail for traveling 63 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone and driving with a revoked, suspended, or canceled license.

The multi-jurisdictional, high-speed pursuit took place just 10 days later.

“Thank God no one lost their life in this dangerous encore performance from a guy who’s already killed one innocent person,” Sheriff Chitwood tweeted after Mai’s arrest. “John Mai has more than proven he doesn’t deserve the privilege of driving on our roads.

“We are going to throw everything we can to have him stay in jail and keep him off the streets as long as we can,” Sheriff Chitwood told The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

You can watch aerial, dashcam, and bodycam footage of the pursuit and arrest in the video below:

Comments (12)
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Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Makes me sick to see and watch those compassionate blacks who haven't a clue what's going on giving the police a ration of shit because their bro' got his ass caught!

Wish505
Wish505

Will be out before the ink is try on the reports that the way the justice system is.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Great job by Law Enforcement getting this scumbag off of the streets, let's hope he stays there!!

gallowayg
gallowayg

Proud of the way the LEOs handled it from A-Z.

Chiefy
Chiefy

This dirtbag was driving a stolen vehicle, committed felony eluding, when he caused the collision that killed Outzen, shouldn't that have been felony murder, instead of vehicular manslaughter. If so this a-hole should still have been in prison. He needs to be sent to prison, for life as a habitual offender.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Makes me sick how these people think the laws doesn't apply to them because they are black. Clearly they have no clue about police procedures. Apparently it needs to be taught in schools.

OldVet
OldVet

Until he is critically injured or killed by one of his ridiculous actions, he will not stop. Only hope and pray he is the only one harmed and no bleeding heart liberal attorney, judge, and jury allows his family to collect money from his illegal activities.

DR226
DR226

Doesn't deserve the privilege to drive on our roads, that won't stop him from stealing another vehicle and probably killing some innocent citizen again in a high speed pursuit. The judicial system is broken, this scum should've still been behind bars, he's definitely a danger to society.

Tekhore
Tekhore

Crime...the new black entitlement

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Pursuits should carry the death penalty upon conviction.

Yell2017
Yell2017

Such bullshit. What is wrong with our justice system