The driver of a vehicle, who was being sought after in connection with a carjacking, has now been apprehended after a slow-speed chase through San Francisco. The pursuit began at around 2:00 in the Marina District, near Richardson Avenue and Francisco Street.
Despite having its tires blown out by a spike strip, the white Mercedes SUV managed to limp across town to the Mission District. More than a dozen patrol cars followed closely behind. After almost 30 minutes, the driver abruptly abandoned the car in an attempt to carjack another vehicle.
However, as shown in the footage, the driver quickly retreated when confronted by officers. They chased the man into an alley, where he nervously paced back and forth behind several cars while clutching a backpack.
After just 3 minutes, one officer rushed towards the man, followed by several others, and successfully apprehended him after a brief struggle. This took place near Enterprise Street, close to Fulam. During the altercation, both the officers and the suspect sustained injuries.
The police have not disclosed any information regarding whether they discovered any items of interest inside the Mercedes the suspect was driving. However, it was revealed that the vehicle had temporary license plates and its tires were shredded by a spike strip..