By Linda Federico-O'Murchu -

A man accused of shoplifting at a Paramus shopping mall led police on a high-speed car chase that ended in a crash in Bloomfield Friday.

Anthony White, 42, of East Orange, fled from Paramus police after an alleged shoplifting incident and raced down the Garden State Parkway with local police units and state troopers in pursuit. 

After White got off an exit, he raced down Broad Street and crashed into a black Silverado. Police said the alleged incident began at a shopping mall in Paramus.
"The suspect was stacking up items to steal from the store," "When the Paramus police tried to stop him he ran out and jumped into a vehicle.  He got off the Parkway and was running all the red lights. After he smashed into a civilian vehicle, he got out and ran. He was apprehended in a backyard."

"I saw his face in my backyard," recalled one shaken woman who lives near the scene of the accident. "He looked at me and we made eye contact. If he’d had a gun he might have killed us."