A Boynton Beach man was arrested on Wednesday after leading police on a chase on a stolen motorcycle and then breaking into a church to hide inside a restroom, city police said.
At around 12:30 a.m. a Boynton Beach officer saw Mazayah Andrews, 31, speeding on a motorcycle that had no license plate. When the officer attempted to pull Andrews over he refused, and led police on a pursuit traveling east on Boynton Beach Boulevard.
Andrews finally stopped after running a red light at Boynton Beach Boulevard and North Federal Highway. He then deserted the motorcycle and fled on foot.
Police found the abandoned motorcycle, and K-9 units tracked down Andrews at St. Marks Church hiding in the girl’s bathroom, police said.
As an officer handcuffed Andrews he allegedly said he was “sorry” and that his license was suspended because of “child support delinquency,” the arrest report states.
Officers discovered that Andrews had 12 suspensions in the last year, with 10 of them for child support delinquency.
A priest from St. Marks Church told officers that Andrews trespassed into the church because the gates surrounding the building were locked.
Andrews was arrested on charges of fleeing and eluding officers, driving with a suspended license, grand theft auto and burglary. He remains in Palm Beach County Jail held on a $4,000 bail.