Flaming Mercedes and a dog bite in wild San Diego-area car chase

by bil | October 12th, 2007

A car thief led the California Highway Patrol on a wild chase that resulted in a car catching fire, a California dog bite injury, and a traffic jam on the Interstate that lasted for several hours.

The suspect stole a Mercedes-Benz, was spotted by the police, and a highway chase ensued. Thankfully, there were no California auto accidents that resulted. When the car began smoking, he abandoned the car and started running from authorities.

The search continued with police dogs, one of which found the man and bit him on the shoulder before he was arrested. The suspect was taken to the hospital to be treated for his California dog bite injury before going to jail.