PACIFICA, CA – A vehicle theft suspect was arrested after leading police in a brief chase, the Pacifica Police Department said.

Anthony Louis Nelson Jr., 31, of San Francisco, was arrested on suspicion of owning a stolen vehicle and evading crime, according to police.

At 11:24 p.m. on Wednesday, officers on the 400 block of Paloma Avenue responded with a report of a vehicle parked in the middle of the street with the lights on.

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The officers located the vehicle and discovered a man sleeping in it.

The vehicle, a 2010 Subaru Outback, was reportedly stolen from San Francisco.

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When officers contacted the driver identified as Nelson, he fled into the vehicle.

Police followed the vehicle until Nelson drove through a fence on the 900 block of Mirador Terrace.

Police said Nelson then escaped on foot but was in the area and had been taken into custody.

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