While troopers searched for the man, who was pictured in video surveillance, they asked residents in the area to remain vigilant and call 911 if they see the suspect. He is accused of stealing an ATV.
Just after 11am, New York State Police at Kirkwood were called to the scene of an accident on Interstate 81 in the town of Kirkwood. The driver attempted to flee the scene by jumping into the bed of an unsuspecting pick-up truck, then further evaded troopers by fleeing on foot into a wooded area.
A further investigation revealed the Audi the male was operating was reported stolen in Florida.
Troopers said Tuesday night that more information will be released Wednesday.