The suspect who stole a charter bus in San Diego and led police on a reckless five-hour chase on 10 freeways was finally arrested after he crashed into a house in Brentwood, confronted by law enforcement officers on a dead-end street, police said Sunday.
The suspect, whose identity police said they had yet to determine, drove the bus from San Diego to Burbank to Malibu, then through the San Fernando Valley and into the Westside before being cornered by California Highway Patrol officers on Waterford Street.
He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly attempting to run over a police officer with the bus, and was being held at the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Division jail on $500,000 bail, police said.
The suspect, wearing camouflage clothing, stole a Goodall's Charter Bus Service bus from a San Diego bus terminal shortly before noon Saturday. Six hours later, the owner of the bus company spotted the man driving south on Interstate 805 in San Diego, and notified police from his cellular phone.