San Francisco police cruiser rammed by car theft suspect 

click to enlarge A police cruiser was rammed by a stolen car on Monday. - 2010 S.F. EXAMINER FILE PHOTO
  • 2010 S.F. Examiner file photo
  • A police cruiser was rammed by a stolen car on Monday.
Police arrested a man in the Bayview district Monday after he allegedly rammed into their cruiser during an attempted car theft.

Officers said they saw two suspects, a man and a woman, approach two vehicles in the 1700 block of LaSalle Avenue about 1:41 p.m. The man reportedly entered one of the vehicles unlawfully and as police attempted to stop him he rammed into their car. The suspect then drove onto the sidewalk, striking a parked car before hitting and damaging a home.

The suspect fled on foot and dropped a firearm as he ran, police said. He was later taken into custody and the firearm was recovered. The officers were not injured.

While this was playing out, the female suspect drove away in a second stolen car, police said. Other officers gave chase, but cut it short out of public-safety concerns.

The second stolen car was eventually recovered in the Portola district, but the female suspect remains at large.

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