VAN NUYS, Calif. (KABC) -- A theft suspect was taken into custody Wednesday after leading police on a chase in the San Fernando Valley.
The suspect allegedly stole speakers from a Metro PCS store and fled from authorities in a blue Jeep Wrangler, officials said.
Officers started following the suspect but called off the pursuit because he was driving so dangerously.
The suspect drove erratically through surface streets, narrowly missing other cars and pedestrians at times.
Once the suspect ditched the car and started running, officers caught up to him and tackled him.
A female passenger who jumped out of the vehicle during the pursuit ran into a construction area. She was eventually captured and taken away in an ambulance.