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Pursuit Ends With Driver in Custody After Surrender

The man hopped fences and ran through backyards before jumping onto what looked like a pool cover in the backyard of a home, where he got onto his stomach and spread his arms out

By Christina Cocca
|  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013  |  Updated 5:26 AM PDT
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Pursued Driver in Custody After Surrender

NewsChopper4 captures a pursued driver surrendering in the backyard of a home after leading police on a high-speed chase on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.


A police pursuit came to an end Monday night after the pursued driver surrendered in the backyard of a home. 

The pursuit began in San Bernardino County and moved through Riverside, Loma Linda, Norco and back into Riverside.

The driver in the white or silver sedan may have been wanted for armed robbery, police said.

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The chase went back and forth between high and low speeds, freeways and surface streets.

After blowing through stop signs and intersections, the driver's car spun out when he tried to avoid a spike strip. A man, bald and wearing a baby blue shirt, then fled on foot, hopped fences and ran through backyards of homes.

The man, momentarily chased by a dog, began to run with his hands in the air. He then jumped onto what looked like a pool cover, where he laid on his stomach with his arms spread.

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Police then took the man into custody about 9:20 p.m. Other passengers were first thought to be in the car, but police said only one person was in the vehicle.

Objects may have been tossed out of the car, which appeared to be a white or silver sedan, possibly an older model Toyota, Cadillac or Lexus.

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