Fresno taxi driver chases thief who stole his cab

Friday, January 18, 2013

An accused car thief got something he didn't expect when he took off in a taxi cab -- a chase.

The incident ended near Safford and Bellaire, in Central Fresno, when the cab crashed through a fence and into someone's front yard. The taxi cab owner says the chase started a few blocks away, when his cab was stolen from a 7-11.

As the accused thief drove away, the owner and a friend took off after him -- weaving through a neighborhood before the car was crashed. "I guess he didn't expect that we would follow him and that we would call police. He was thinking maybe it would take a long time to find him. I don't know what he was thinking," said Muhammed Siddiki.

After the crash the suspect, who hasn't been identified, took off. Officers caught up with him a little while later.

Siddiki says he did leave his keys in the car.

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