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Carjacking Pursuit Suspect Attempts to Jump Into Police Cruiser

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    The victim in a carjacking spoke out Sunday after police say a woman took the truck and led officers on a high-speed chase. Kate Larsen reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, March 27, 2016. (Published Sunday, March 27, 2016)

    A female carjacking pursuit suspect led officers on a high-speed chase, jumping curbs and speeding through residential areas, before she attempted to jump into the driver's side of a police cruiser at the end of the chase.

    The carjacking victim was speaking out Sunday after the bizarre pursuit.

    "I was in the house maybe 15-20 seconds when I heard the car start," Christy Adair said.

    Adair said her car was taken right from her driveway.

    Pursuit Suspect Attempts to Jump in Cop Car

    [LA] Pursuit Suspect Attempts to Jump in Cop Car
    At the end of a high-speed carjacking pursuit, the driver lunged toward the driver's side of the cop car and almost made it into the cab before officers took her down on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. (Published Sunday, March 27, 2016)

    "I ran outside and I saw a woman backing my truck out of the driveway and I had a bag in my hand and I threw the bag at her," Adair said. "She put it in drive towards me very fast, so I got out of the way. I just was screaming at her to stop."

    Adair called 911 and then started tracking her truck's location with the "Find my iPhone" app, as she left her phone in the truck.

    Officers watched NBC4 along with Adair as fellow officers chased the suspected carjacker across freeways and residential streets.

    Police began pursuing the woman in Adair's brown truck around 6 p.m. in the Simi Valley area on Easter Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    The driver sped through a grassy area on the freeway as well as on the shoulder before exiting to residential streets in the Canoga Park area.

    LAPD officers rammed the truck with their cruisers in order to get the woman to stop.

    The truck spun out before the woman exited the driver's side.

    As she tip-toed slowly toward officers, she suddenly sprang toward the driver's side of a police cruiser and nearly made it into the cab before officers converged upon her and slammed her to the ground.

    The driver was loaded onto a stretcher and into an ambulance following the pursuit end.

    No injuries were reported in the initial carjacking, police said.