LOS ANGELES – A woman was taken into custody after a violent and dangerous multi-county pursuit in a stolen work truck.
Officers with the La Habra Police Department initiated the pursuit of the vehicle in the area of Idaho Street and Imperial highway at around 8:15 p.m. The suspect then drove northbound on Carbon Canyon Road into Chino.
The suspect led officers on a slow-speed chase on surface streets through Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
Aerial footage from Sky5 showed the suspect driving through red lights and stop signs.
Almost an hour after the chase started, the suspect drove onto the southbound 15 Freeway before transitioning to the westbound 91 and exiting in Corona where the truck wound up in a dead end.
There, the driver rammed into police cruisers and then drove through a fence, dragging it onto the wrong direction of the 91 Freeway.
Sky5 captured the moment that the truck slowed to a stop on the 91 Freeway. The driver hopped out, ran across busy lanes of traffic into a parking lot, losing a blonde wig she had been wearing.
The suspect then ran into a Denny’s restaurant and brandished a gun, witnesses told KTLA.
Customers and employees of the restaurant were evacuated as police surrounded the area.
“She ran in … I was taking an order with one person at the table. There was only one guy in the restaurant and she flashed the gun and ran out the back,” a Denny’s employee identified only as Steven said. “The cops came in right away after her.”
After taking the suspect into custody, she was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries. Police said the woman was on parole for burglary at the time of her arrest.