Car Thief Crashes in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA – Police officers captured a 23-year-old man after he crashed a stolen car on Wednesday, April 29. KUSI News reports that the car owner left his vehicle unlocked with the engine running on 3rd Avenue, at approximately 10:55 p.m. The thief entered the vehicle and sat in the passenger seat, and then the thief beat the car’s owner when he returned to the driver seat.

The thief removed the owner from the car and drove away, after assaulting the owner while he was on the ground. Police officers located the stolen vehicle soon after this incident occurred, and they pursued the driver. The pursuit ended when the driver crashed the vehicle and then attempted to run away from the scene.

Officers arrested the thief, who they have identified as Miguel Garcia Carreon, and he is currently in the San Diego Central Jail. Carreon is facing charges of driving under the influence and carjacking.

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