PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — A man driving a recreational vehicle with a
loaded gun and drugs inside has been arrested after leading Paradise Valley
police on a high-speed chase, authorities said Tuesday.
Zane Cane, 42, was being held on suspicion of criminal speeding, reckless
driving, failure to yield to police, driving with an expired registration and
without a driver’s license, and failing to provide identification.
Police said he repeatedly called 911 during the ordeal Monday — claiming the
traffic stop was unlawful — and made little sense when talking to officers.
A police report stated that Cane “was making radical statements about the
government and comparing the stop to Nazi Germany.”
An officer doing speed enforcement at about 8 p.m. had noticed the RV speeding.
Police said it failed to stop and the chase exceeded 70 mph before the RV pulled
Police said Cane spoke to officers through a small rear window of the RV and
officers couldn’t see inside the vehicle because several of its windows were
A rear window was broken and pepper spray was deployed inside the RV before
Cane exited the vehicle and was handcuffed.
A search warrant was obtained and police said they found nearly 59 grams of
marijuana, a white-brown powdery substance in containers and a loaded .45-caliber
Glock 21 handgun inside the RV.
Cane has a valid medical marijuana card, according to police. His hometown
wasn’t immediately available and it was unclear if he has a lawyer.