Florida man trying to avoid arrest involved in crash, pulled from fiery wreckage

Posted at 9:30 AM, Apr 26, 2017

(WESH, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) Florida sheriff's deputies pulled a man from a burning vehicle Sunday just moments after he crashed while trying to avoid capture.

Deputies said they received a call about an attempted home-invasion robbery involving a man who goes by the alias "Gold Teeth."

"Gold Teeth," who was later identified as Scott Michael Beekman, 28, was spotted in a white Dodge van in the parking lot of a convenience store.

When officers attempted to pull the van over, Beekman fled and a chase followed.

Beekman eventually lost control, struck a stop sign and then a tree, with the van coming to rest on its side.

He was immediately taken into custody, treated at the hospital, and booked into the Marion County Jail.

Deputies say they found three loaded weapons in the van.

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