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Man Driving in Stolen Truck Evades Deputies, Jumps to Death in San Lorenzo Cemetery: Sheriff

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    A man allegedly driving in a stolen truck evaded authorities early Thursday in San Lorenzo, and fell to his death. Ironically, in a cemetery. Bob Redell reports. (Published Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016)

    A man allegedly driving in a stolen truck evaded authorities early Thursday in San Lorenzo, and fell to his death.

    Ironically, in a cemetery.

    Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson told NBC Bay Area that deputies spotted the driver, whom they say was driving in a stolen Toyota pickup, about 12:30 a.m. near Hesperian Boulevard. The Alameda County Coroner has since identified the man as 40-year-old Paul Giacomoni of Redwood City.

    Giacomoni heeded the deputies' warning at first, Nelson said, and pulled off to the side of the road.

    But then he changed his mind, leading deputies them on a "low-speed" chase, before stopping near Highway 238, and hopping out of his truck, Nelson said.

    Giacomoni then scaled a fence on the shoulder of the road, and fell or jumped 40 feet to his death on a freeway overpass, Nelson said.

    He landed on grounds of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery.

    Deputies tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Giacomoni was wearing a ski mask and gloves when he was found and  a passenger, whose name has not yet been released, was found in  possession of stolen property and drug paraphernalia, according Sgt. Ray Kelly.

    Kelly said Giacomoni "has a very extensive criminal history  for weapons, violence and a multitude of other crimes."

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

    Contact Lisa Fernandez at lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com or 408-432-4758. Follow on Twitter at @ljfernandez