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WATCH as a man in Cape Coral chases after his stolen Range Rover as suspect hangs from the hood

Cape Coral Range Rover stolen
Posted at 1:53 PM, Jan 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-08 20:12:26-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A wild ride on Christmas morning now captured on video.

On December 25th, at about 08:30 a.m., Cape Coral Police officers responded to a home near Bayshore Drive in Cape Coral after a women said she believed someone stole her Range Rover.

Cape Coral police said the woman and her boyfriend were able to ping the vehicle, which got tracked to a 7-Eleven off Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers.

Thats when the caller's boyfriend left in his truck to track down the Range Rover, which he found at the last known ping location.

The boyfriend told police he drove up to the parking lot at the last known ping location and saw three males standing with his girlfriend’s Range Rover and a white BMW with a flat tire.

Cape Coral police said the three males saw the boyfriend and a fourth suspect in the Range Rover attempted to get away from the scene.

According to a press release from the Cape Coral Police Department, it said 15-year-old Evvard Rouse, jumped on the hood of the Range Rover, which then took off at a high rate of speed.

The victim’s boyfriend told Cape Coral Police that he followed the Range Rover.

He said the Range Rover continued to drive with Evvard Rouse on the hood and ended up in an accident at the intersection of College Parkway and Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers.

Cape Coral Police said Evvard Rouse was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office simultaneously responded to the parking lot where the original ping was reported.

At that location, deputies believed the white BMW was affiliated with the Range Rover theft.

The two males left with the BMW were identified to be Kevin Knowles (DOB 12/25/2007) and DeAndre Lee (DOB 07/16/2006).

Cape Coral Police said the BMW had no license plate but was later confirmed stolen from the east coast.

Investigators say the BMW also contained items stolen from the Range Rover.

The investigation revealed four teenage males arrived at the woman's house on Bayshore Drive.

The suspects are:

  1. Kevin Knowles
  2. D'Andre Lee
  3. Evvard Rouse

Cape Coral police say both Knowles and Lee were arrested. Evvard Rouse was arrested after he was medically cleared from the hospital.
The fourth suspect who fled the scene is still under investigation.