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Police Chase a Tow Truck in San Diego (CA) "UPDATED"


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Police chased this flatbed tow truck that was going about 5 miles per hour through Little Italy in San Diego on October 18th, they finally stopped him at the Santa Fe Depot train station.

 

 

 

Man in stolen tow truck leads police on wild chase through San Diego streets

 

 

SAN DIEGO – A man in an allegedly stolen tow truck led San Diego police on a low-speed chase for more than an hour Monday night, hitting one vehicle before being apprehended, authorities said.

 

The tow truck’s driver was dropping off a car about 7:45 p.m. on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach when the man jumped in the truck and stole it, a watch commander told FOX 5. Police say the truck then hit a vehicle on nearby Mission Bay Drive, drawing the attention of officers who began pursuing the driver.

 

The man then hopped on southbound Interstate 5 traveling at roughly 5 mph.

 

Once on the interstate, police deployed spike strips to slow the driver down, striking the truck’s front two tires but not ending the pursuit.

The chase later ended around 9 p.m. in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood when officers say they began firing pepper balls at the driver on Kettner Boulevard.

 

Video captured from FOX 5 shows officers taking the man, who has not been publicly identified, into custody. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said. The extent of his injuries were unclear.

No other injuries were reported.

 

RESOURCE LINK with video

 

 

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