FULLERTON, Calif. – Fullerton police have arrested a man after a high-speed chase in which officers forced the van off the road, shattered the driver-side window and repeatedly beat the suspect after he was pulled from the vehicle.
Police say the driver, who was suspected of beating a security guard, was being chased through Fullerton on Tuesday night when a patrol car bumped his van from behind, causing the van to pull into brush.
A KCAL-TV helicopter camera showed officers surrounding the vehicle before they smashed in the window. Officers appeared to repeatedly order the suspect outside, then pulled him out and beat him repeatedly before taking him into custody.
Police Lt. Doug Cave says the chase started outside a Target store as officers arrived to check out reports of a man trying to attack a security guard with a hammer.
Fullerton is about 25 miles southeast of Los Angeles.