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Woman steals Uber car from La Jolla gas station, crashes after wild chase

Posted at 5:48 AM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 15:22:00-04
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- A woman was arrested after a wild chase in which she allegedly stole an Uber car from a La Jolla gas station and then crashed it early Thursday morning and tried to run away, barefoot. 
 
The incident began before 5 a.m. when police responded to a report of an Uber-marked car that was stolen from a gas station in the 900 block of Turquoise Street. Surveillance video obtained by 10News showed the suspect jump into a white Uber sedan as it was parked at a gas pump. As she begins to pull the car out, the video shows her nearly hit the owner as he tries to run out in front of her. She then speeds away.  
 
A chase ensued. According to San Diego police, the suspect vehicle sideswiped a cruiser, struck a parked car and hit a mailbox before crashing in the 7500 block of Miramar Avenue. 
 
As she was trying to run barefoot from the scene, the woman was arrested at Cabrillo Avenue and Pearl Street. A SDPD watch commander said no other suspects were outstanding. Police said the Uber driver identified her as the suspect. 
 
There was no serious injuries. The charges she faces were not confirmed.