A wild police chase through San Francisco on Halloween came to an end when the three suspects flipped their car in Potrero Hill.
"It could have been worse with a lot of people being in downtown San Francisco, which is a highly densely populated area, Halloween night, a lot of people out in the streets," SFPD spokesman Albie Esparaza told ABC 7. The three suspects were wanted for an armed robbery in the Sunset District at 2200 Judah Street around 4 p.m., Saturday afternoon. About an hour later, their car was spotted in the Tenderloin by officers, who gave chase.
Before rolling over at 17th and Mississippi Streets, the suspects' car clipped a Department of Parking and Traffic vehicle near 5th and Bryant Streets, knocking it over, reports the Chronicle. At 17th and Mississippi, the suspects' car crashed into a Volkswagen, causing it to roll over, before the suspect vehicle crashed into a parked car.
Even after crashing, the suspects attempted to run away from police but were quickly apprehended. "It's Halloween and we're just getting ready for our own bar hopping," witness John Kim told KTVU. "Then we saw about five or six cops all surrounding this guy who was on the ground."
Witnesses say that the driver in the Volkswagen suffered a broken leg. The parking enforcement officer only suffered cuts and abrasions, and the three suspects also suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital. Their weapons were also recovered at the scene.
Saturday's chase came just a week after a suspect who allegedly stole an SFPD SUV led officers on a chase that ended on Treasure Island.