SF Police Shoot, Arrest Man Who Stole Taxi

Friday, Mar 15, 2013  |  Updated 10:46 AM PDT
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SF Police Shoot, Arrest Man Who Stole Taxi

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San Francisco police say they have arrested a suspect who officers shot at after he stole a taxicab and smashed it into a squad car.
 
Officer Gordon Shyy says the incident began at around 4:30 a.m. Friday when a man in the city's Pacific Heights neighborhood began jumping on the hood of a cab and shattered the windshield.

  The taxi driver fearing for his safety ran as the suspect got inside the cab and fled.
 
Shyy said when officers located the taxi and tried to stop it the suspect made a U-turn and rammed the taxi into the officers' squad car as one officer fired multiple shots at the cab as it sped away.
 
No injuries were reported.
 
The suspect abandoned the cab and was eventually taken into custody on suspicion of carjacking and assault on a police officer.
 
His name has not been released.
 

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