Chase suspect rams police cars, runs across 91 Freeway in Corona before arrest at Denny's

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Denny's worker describes what happened when chase suspect ran inside
In one of the more wild Southern California chases - a driver dangerously tried to get away from police, even running onto oncoming freeway traffic before ending up at a Denny's.

CORONA, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect slammed into police cars, drove on the wrong side of the 91 Freeway and then ran across the lanes in a desperate attempt to escape capture at the end of a chase in Corona Monday night.

Police made an arrest following a lengthy search after the suspect dodged oncoming traffic on the 91 and ran inside a nearby Denny's restaurant.

The chaotic scene unfolded after police initiated a chase of a stolen work truck in La Habra. The chase ended up weaving across Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

AIR7 HD was over the pursuit around 9:20 p.m. as the suspect was driving at moderate speeds on surface streets in the Norco area.

The chase soon transitioned onto the 15 and 91 freeways and ended up in the area of Maple and 6th streets. At that moment, the chase took a dangerous turn with the suspect slamming into police cruisers surrounding the truck.

A suspect slammed into police cars, drove on the wrong side of the 91 Freeway and then ran across lanes at the end of a chase in Corona.

The driver took out a fence and ended up on the wrong side of the 91. With the truck damaged, the suspect ran onto oncoming traffic and dodged cars speeding by. After making it across the freeway, the suspect ran across a parking lot and their wig fell off as they looked for a place to escape.

Police swarmed a nearby Denny's restaurant after the suspect ran inside and tried hiding there.

A man identified as Steven says he was taking an order when the suspect ran inside.

"There was only one guy in the restaurant and she ran in, flashed a gun and ran out to the back. The cops came in right away after her," he said. "It looked like a gun... I'm assuming it was a gun."

After a lengthy standoff, the suspect was arrested and was taken away in an ambulance. No officers were injured.

The driver, identified as a 26-year-old Niqwayzh Green, is now facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon against officers, possession of stolen property and evading.

Police say she was on parole for burglary.