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Box truck puts a sudden stop to high speed chase


Three burglary suspects who led officers on a high speed chase are now in police custody — thanks to a little help from a box truck driver.

The incident began on Friday, January 18, just before 10:30 a.m. when police were informed about a suspected burglary in progress at a home in Chino Hills, California, according to a news release from the San Bernadino Sheriff’s Department.

Police soon located the suspect’s vehicle and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspects refused to pull over. A pursuit began on the westbound 60 Freeway, with the suspects committing “multiple vehicle code violations during the pursuit.”

The suspects eventually exited the 60 Freeway and moved onto Peck Road, where they encountered a slower moving ‘Suppose U Drive’ box truck. The suspect’s vehicle tried to maneuver around the box truck but wound up wedged between the box truck and guard rail. The box truck driver kept going, taking the car’s driver’s side door with it.

The incident brought the car to a halt and all three suspects inside — Cassidy Poston, 21, Oscar Rivas, 20, and Brandon Buchanan, 23 — were taken into police custody without further incident.

Police say that they wish to speak with the box truck driver, who did not stay at the scene. They can be reached at (909) 364-2000.

You can see helicopter-filmed footage of the end of the pursuit below.

Pursuit Driver's Car Door Ripped Off by Box Truck

In an ill-advised move, a driver attempted to manuever around a box truck during a pursuit on the 60 Freeway — and ended up getting the car's door ripped off in the process, this Sky5 video shows. He and two passeengers were taken into custody immediately after. http://on.ktla.com/x8JOe

Posted by KTLA 5 News on Friday, January 18, 2019


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