Two men were arrested after a brief car chase through San Francisco this afternoon, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Deputies with the department’s warrant service unit were in the area of Sixth and Market streets at about 2:35 p.m. when they saw a motorist commit a traffic violation and tried to pull over his car, sheriff’s spokeswoman Susan Fahey said.
However, the driver refused to yield, speeding away down Market Street then making an illegal left turn onto Stockton Street, Fahey said.
The deputies were about to call off the pursuit because of the risk to public safety when the driver pulled into a dead-end alley along the 700 block of Stockton Street and ran from the car, Fahey said.
The deputies detained a passenger, while responding police officers searched for the driver, Fahey said.
A witness reported seeing the suspect jump over a nearby fence, and he was eventually taken into custody.
Authorities recovered ammunition from the car, as well as items such as jewelry and cellphones that may have been stolen, she said.
The names of the two men in custody were not immediately available, Fahey said.
Dan McMenamin, Bay City News