After getting reports of the stolen vehicle, police finally caught up with the suspect but say he wasn’t exactly amenable to accommodating a traffic stop. A statement from the sheriff’s office said, “The suspect continued driving South towards the city of Santa Cruz … refusing to pull over and reached speeds upward of 100mph. Once the suspect entered the city, officers stopped the chase so as not to endanger community members. They say they caught up with the suspect again, however, which is when the driver ended up “going over the cliff and into the water.”
Believe it or not, he survived and scrambled out of the submerged vehicle and back up the cliff, where police were waiting to arrest him. An investigation is ongoing, and the unidentified suspect awaits charges.