Pursuit Driver Flees Into Parking Structure - NBC Bay Area

Pursuit Driver Flees Into Parking Structure



    Gas Tax Repeal Initiative to Go Before California Voters

    Authorities gave up pursuing a stolen car suspect after the duo pulled into a Laguna Hills parking structure Thursday.

    The California Highway Patrol was pursuing a stolen white SUV on freeways and streets in the Orange County area, Santa Ana police confirmed.

    The driver dipped into a medical center parking structure in the Laguna Hills area.

    There was at least one passenger aboard as the driver ran red lights, drove on the wrong side of the road and zig-zagged through heavy traffic. 

    WATCH: SoCal's Wildest Police Chases

    [LA] WATCH: SoCal's Wildest Police Chases

    Southern California's wild police chases: We've all seen them, and some can take pretty unexpected turns. Watch our collection of some of the wildest moments from the most infamous, dramatic pursuits.

    (Published Friday, July 14, 2017)

    Officers followed the driver into the parking structure near the Saddleback Medical Center next to Laguna Hills mall. 

    No one was found, so authorities called off the search, police said.

    The driver and passenger swiped the car keys from someone's purse at another hospital, Saint Joseph's in Orange, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.