Rome, August 14 - A gang member in Rome failed to escape from a Hollywood-style police chase on Wednesday. Franco Arditi, 65, attempted to evade capture by stealing a motorcycle with an unidentified 34-year-old accomplice and speeding through the Eternal City's outer reaches. At one point the pair crashed into a squad car, then ditched the bike and proceeded to flee on foot. They were eventually cornered and apprehended, police said. Arditi is believed to be a member of the Banda della Magliana crime syndicate based in Rome.