PARK CITY, Utah. — On Sunday, Park City’s Waldorf Astoria turned into a scene from “Catch Me If You Can,” a crime biography on iconic counterfeiter Frank Abagnale, when the hotel’s front desk staff notified law enforcement of “two males acting suspicious and erratic, attempting to use multiple credit cards to pay for a room.”
The manager on duty told Summit County Sheriff’s deputies that the suspects were driving a gray Honda CRV and that the car was at the Wyndham Hotel across the street.
According to the Sheriff’s report, “When a deputy attempted contact at the passenger’s door another male exited the Wyndham, got into the driver seat and drove off at a high rate of speed.”
The high-speed pursuit through Park City’s Silver Springs neighborhood and onto I-80 was “terminated,” the sheriff’s report said, which can occur due to danger to other motorists, weather conditions, or other reasons. A short time after the chase, a Salt Lake City resident reported a suspicious empty car in her driveway, which turned out to be the gray Honda.
The Sheriff’s Department recovered the car, and found it held an assortment of items suspected to be stolen, as well as check and credit card-making equipment, multiple credit cards, marijuana, and paraphernalia.
According to the department’s report, one suspect has been identified, and the case and investigation is ongoing.