SAN DIEGO, CA – A carjacking on the corner of Mission Gorge Road led to a car chase and an arrest Friday afternoon, NBC San Diego reports.
The alleged perpetrator, Chris DiSalvo, hit a 77-year-old woman and threatened her family so they would vacate their car. DiSalvo jumped in the car with the woman’s purse and cell phone.
Authorities found the car in the 4600 block of Palm Drive in La Mesa. DiSalvo tried to escape from police, but crashed into a tree.
He then ran into a nearby apartment, where he was arrested. DiSalvo told police that he had taken drugs, and they administered Naloxone to counter the effects of an opioid overdose. The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment and was then booked on felony charges.
As this is an ongoing investigation, more information will be relayed as it is available.
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