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Pursuit of stolen rental car ends in crash

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Posted at 9:51 AM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 13:09:24-04

SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) - A brief pursuit involving a stolen rental car ended Thursday morning in a crash at a Santee apartment complex.

The incident began shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday when sheriff's officials said deputies spotted an Uber vehicle on Cottonwood Avenue that was recently reported stolen out of El Cajon.

When a patrol car approached the vehicle, the driver jumped out and ran away. Meanwhile, the vehicle rolled onto a sidewalk and crashed into a metal fence at a nearby apartment building.

Deputies were able to track down the driver a short time later and arrested him.

No injuries were reported.

10News learned the car caused about $7,000 in damage to the fence.