It seems like it would be easier to outrun the cops if they weren’t already in the car with you.

Police in New Jersey reported stopping 19-year-old Randy Eno Mase early Saturday morning after watching his Toyota Camry zip by at a high rate of speed.

Most drivers make the decision to either pull over or speed up in the first few seconds after they seeing flashing lights behind them, but Mase took a different approach: he pulled over and spoke with officers before changing his mind and speeding away.

“When the accused placed the vehicle in drive, Sgt. (Brian) Young entered the vehicle through the driver side door in an attempt to prevent him from fleeing,” a police press release stated. ”The accused failed to comply with Sgt. Young’s instructions and accelerated away with him still inside the vehicle.”

The officer was able to bring the car to a stop a short while later, police said, and Mase was taken into custody and faces a laundry list of charges: aggravated assault, eluding, resisting arrest, obstruction, speeding, possession of hashish, possession of paraphernalia, failure to maintain lane, failure to signal turn, failure to keep right, improper crossing median, improper use of cell phone, reckless driving and controlled dangerous substances in vehicle.

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