Passenger of car being chased in El Cajon breaks into apartment

EL CAJON (KUSI) – A man was arrested early Thursday morning after he hopped out of a car that was being pursued in El Cajon, then broke into an apartment before being taken into custody, authorities said.

Deputies attempted to pull over a car for having a faulty license plate around 1:30 a.m. on westbound Interstate 8 near state Route 67, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Michelle Craig said.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse sedan eventually made a quick stop near Parkway Plaza, where a male passenger got out of the car and ran into a drainage canal, 10News reported.

The man continued fleeing and broke into an apartment in the 300 block of Compton Street before he was confronted by a resident and thrown out of the home, the news station reported.

Deputies arrived at the scene and took the man, whose name and age were not immediately available, into custody around 2:05 a.m., Craig said.

Patrol cars continued pursuing the Mitsubishi on westbound I-8, but the pursuit was eventually called off for safety reasons, the lieutenant said.

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