VIDEO: Glendale theft suspect sought after ramming patrol car

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Police searched for a petty theft suspect in Glendale after he rammed a patrol vehicle and escaped arrest, authorities said.

Authorities said a man was reported stealing liquor at a Vons grocery store around 10 a.m. near Pennsylvania Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. When officers arrived and tried to pull the suspect over, he did not stop and rammed into a patrol car, according to Glendale police.

Another patrol vehicle tried to pin the suspect, but he maneuvered back and forth until he successfully freed himself and drove away. The white sedan did not get very far, but police said the suspect ran out and got away.

A perimeter was set up near Boston Avenue and Foothill Boulevard as a search continued for the man, believed to be wearing a blue flannel shirt and black pants.

Nearby Chamlian Armenian School was shut down as a precaution. No evacuations were in place, police said.

But despite the massive manhunt, they could not find the suspect. They do not believe the man was armed, but said he could be dangerous.

The witness who shot the cellphone video said he was impressed how police handled the situation.

Authorities said despite not finding the suspect, they will be on the lookout for him.
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