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Published: Thursday, 7/10/2014

B.G. robbery suspect in hospital after crash


BOWLING GREEN — A man who allegedly robbed a city Tan Pro, took police on a high-speed chase, and was ejected from his vehicle after crashing remained hospitalized on Wednesday.

Police said Thomas Fred Quick, Jr., 37, of Gaylord, Mich., was taken via helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after the crash, which happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. He was last known to be in the intensive-care unit with serious injuries. A hospital spokesman did not have a condition for Mr. Quick.

Mr. Quick is charged with aggravated robbery, two counts of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, and falsification.

Police allege that Mr. Quick went into Tan Pro, 1432 E. Wooster St., at about 8:50 p.m. and, armed with a knife, demanded cash from an employee. It was not clear if anything was taken. No one was injured.

The 911 call from an employee was first routed to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office, and then to the Bowling Green State University Police Department. A city officer heard the police radio conversation about the chase and saw a speeding vehicle on East Wooster, police Lt. Brad Biller said.

The suspect vehicle continued east on East Wooster toward the interstate. Officers pursued the vehicle, which at times drove faster than 90 mph, southbound I-75, then west on State Rt. 6 to State Rt. 25, where the vehicle crashed and rolled multiple times.

Contact Taylor Dungjen at tdungjen@theblade.com, or 419-724-6054, or on Twitter @taylordungjen.

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