Police say a man was arrested early Thursday morning after he hopped out of a car that was being pursued in El Cajon, then broke into an apartment before being taken into custody.
Deputies tried to pull over a car for having a faulty license plate around 1:30 a.m. on westbound Interstate 8 near state Route 67, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The Mitsubishi Eclipse sedan eventually made a quick stop near Parkway Plaza, where a male passenger got out of the car and ran into a drainage canal.
The man continued fleeing and broke into an apartment in the 300 block of Compton Street before he was confronted by a resident and thrown out of the home according to reporting partner 10News. Deputies arrived at the scene and took the man, whose name and age were not immediately available, into custody around 2 a.m.
Patrol cars continued pursuing the Mitsubishi on westbound I-8, but the pursuit was eventually called off for safety reasons according to a spokesman for the Sheriff's department.
(Photo credit reporting partner 10News)