Wild Chase Ends With Suspect Being Tased, Tackled

SAN DIMAS (CBS) — A three-hour chase ended Monday evening with the suspect, reportedly wearing a bath robe, being tased.

The high-speed chase  began on the southbound 5 Freeway in Valencia. It wended around just about every freeway before the pursuit finally came to an end in San Dimas.

The California Highway Patrol says the chase began just before 2 p.m. Monday when they attempted to stop a speeding car.

Initially, they reported the subject was a woman, driving a green Mercury.

Later the subject was revealed to be male.

At one point, he even stopped to refuel.

He refused to pull over and the chase began. The chase has taken the CHP on the 5, 170, 134, 210 and 605 freeways.

KCAL 9’s Derek Bell reported that the driver is topping speeds of 90 mph.

At another juncture, law enforcement backed off the chase saying they “knew” who the suspect was.

The man, taking several hits on a pipe, got out of the car and walked away.

KCAL9’s Greg Mills, reporting live from the scene, was able to stop and ask the suspect several questions before police confronted the driver.

Moments  later, police asked the suspect to stop. He refused to stop and was tased and then tackled. The suspect shook off one deputy during the take down. The suspect was then handcuffed and taken into custody.

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