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‘Got em’: Lenexa police capture man accused of crashing stolen car, then running off

LENEXA, Kan. -- Lenexa police said Monday afternoon they captured the man who allegedly ran away from officers after crashing a stolen vehicle earlier in the day.

Lenexa police are looking for Joseph Birdsong Monday, Sept.

Police spent more than five hours Monday searching for 26-year-old Joseph Birdsong in the area of Prairie Star Parkway, from K-7 Highway westward to about Gleason.

Major Dawn Layman with the Lenexa Police Department said the western portion of Johnson County has been hit with multiple auto thefts over the past few weeks.

An officer spotted a black Pontiac around 5:15 a.m. that had been reported as stolen and began chasing it. At one point they deployed stop sticks, and when the car eventually came to a stop police arrested two women who were in the vehicle. Birdsong ran away.

Lenexa police tweeted about 1:20 p.m. that they "got em."

Police searching in area of K-7 for a man who allegedly crashed a stolen car then took off.