The driver of a yellow taxi was taken into custody after leading law enforcement on a pursuit throughout the Santa Clarita Valley on Friday morning. Officers alleged the cab was stolen, and ultimately arrested the driver without incident in the Antelope Valley.
The incident started around 10 a.m. when SCV sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a man rummaging through cars in a parking lot on the 19300 block of Whites Canyon Road in Canyon Country. The suspect then got behind the wheel of a yellow taxi and allegedly fled, according to sheriff’s officials via a Facebook post.
The pursuit ended on the northbound Highway 14, near Pearblossom Highway in Palmdale, where the suspect surrendered, according to California Highway Patrol officer Peter Nicholson.
“Sheriff’s (deputies) were involved in a pursuit of a possibly stolen vehicle and a possible burglary suspect,” said SCV Sheriff’s Station Lt. Eric Lasko, who added that they turned the incident over to CHP.
The suspect was taken into custody and was arrested on grand theft auto and evading-arrest charges, according to the Sheriff’s Station.