On Thursday, May 28, 2015, a 48-year-old Santa Ana man was arrested after
he rammed a stolen truck into three Orange County businesses and one home
during a hot police pursuit.
It all started around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The suspect, T. Anh Truong
crashed into these local businesses: Sports Zone located at 4702 W. First
St; Temptation Café & Restaurant at 111 S. Harbor Blvd; and
Thanh Noi Resturant located at 413 N. Euclid St., before he crashed into
a home located in the 2200 block of Bobby Lane in Santa Ana.
Suspect Was Backing Into Businesses
M. Qudah of Mojo Computers, located nearby, said that the suspect backed
into businesses and was just going back and forth. Qudah said that Truong
was trying to get all the way inside with his truck, but he just left
and was yelling and swearing.
Qudah recorded the suspect on his cellphone. The recording caught the suspect
driving a white 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck, a stolen vehicle that hadn’t
been reported yet.
According to authorities, the chase started in Santa Ana and stretched
through Garden Grove before it came to a halt in Westminster.
At around 2 p.m., the chase came to an end when Truong was arrested at
the corner of Westminster Avenue and All American Way in Westminster.
The arrest unfolded after the suspect drove into the final building –
a law office.
Truong told Garden Grove police officers that he was under the influence
of crack cocaine and methamphetamine. Truong allegedly told the police
that he intentionally rammed the truck into the building because he believed
his drug dealers to be inside.
The police said that no drug dealers were found inside any of the buildings.
Truong was not injured; he is now facing several charges, including
DUI, driving on probation for DUI,
felony hit-and-run, driving on a suspended license, and auto theft, according
to the authorities.
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