Officers approach abandoned Chevy Tahoe
Officers approach the abandoned Chevrolet Tahoe. Courtesy of OnScene.TV

A female driver led officers on a chase from South San Diego through parts of Chula Vista late Thursday morning before she was arrested, though a male passenger escaped.

An officer had attempted to pull over her Chevrolet Tahoe for an unknown reason. The driver allegedly drove at high speeds during the chase, going through stop signs and red lights and entering a shopping center, according to OnScene.TV.

Officers ended the chase, but received information that the Tahoe had headed into a sand- mining business in the Otay River Valley.

At that point, the suspects abandoned their SUV and fled on foot, OnScene.TV reported.

San Diego and Chula Vista police set up a perimeter and located the driver near a Hollister Street trolley station, about a half mile from her abandoned vehicle.

Officers arrested her on several felony charges, but could find her passenger.

Officers searching for the male suspect received a scare though when three homeless people approached them. One of them appeared to have a handgun tucked into the waistband of his pants, according to OnScene.TV.

Police held the trio at gunpoint until they determined the item one of them carried was a BB gun.

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