Pursuit

Stolen Work Truck Leaves a Trail of Sparks in Wild Pursuit East of LA

The driver of a stolen work truck was arrested on the 10 Freeway in Pomona following a police pursuit.

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The driver of a stolen work truck left behind a trail of glowing sparks and damaged cars in a pursuit Tuesday night east of Los Angeles.

Authorities began pursuing the man, who was initially driving a SUV, at about 9 p.m. in Claremont. The driver crashed the stolen Jeep SUV into a ditch on a freeway entrance ramp in Ontario.

A passenger in the SUV was taken into custody, but the driver then stole a work truck with a road sign trailer attached.

The man made his way through Ontario and into Pomona, leaving behind a large shower of sparks from the trailer as it scraped on the pavement. An armored police vehicle managed to pull up alongside the truck as he was driving westbound on the San Bernardino Freeway and pinned it against the center divider, east of the Dudley Street off-ramp.

The man climbed out of the window of the truck and attempted to run away on the freeway, but was quickly subdued by a police dog and taken into custody just after 9:30 p.m.

At least two parked cars were damaged.

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