Alleged Car Thief Invades Hollywood Park Home, Residents Flee

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A 21-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly stole a car, then broke into a home in San Diego’s Hollywood Park neighborhood Sunday.

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The incident began about 8:35 a.m., according to San Diego Police Department Sgt. Thomas Sullivan. A man told police his 1996 Honda Accord had been stolen, and he located it near the intersection of Pepper Drive and Snowdrop Street — with the thief still inside.

The suspect was reported to have fled on foot carrying a large knife when police received another report of a man entering a home in the 4200 block of Pepper Drive, Sullivan said.

He said residents of the home fled, and the man refused to leave. A police dog was deployed, and the man was taken into custody after being found hiding under clothing.

The suspect was treated at a local hospital and booked into county jail.

–City News Service

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