Woman who jumped from SF-Oakland Bay Bridge to evade authorities arrested weeks later

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Authorities say they've arrested a woman nearly four weeks after she jumped from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while trying to evade police with a stolen car.

The California Highway Patrol said in a statement that Erlynn Sanchez-Edwards was arrested in Oakland on Sunday after a tip. They would not give further details.

She has been booked on suspicion of car theft and other potential charges. Information on an attorney or associate for her could not be found.

Authorities had sought Sanchez-Edwards since Aug. 12, when she plunged 70 feet from the bridge into the chilly water below as she tried to get away from CHP officers. Witnesses saw a woman emerge from the water, and a truck driver reported picking up a woman in wet clothing soon after.


Information from: KNTV-TV.