- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Pasadena authorities say a suspect that officers were trying to arrest for threatening to shoot people at a hamburger stand managed to break free, steal a patrol car and lead police on a high-speed pursuit.

Lt. John Luna says the suspect was eventually taken into custody after another patrol car rammed the stolen vehicle late Monday.

Fifty-two-year-old Joel Soto of Shafter could face a variety of charges including assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and grand theft auto.

City News Service says Soto had allegedly threatened an employee at the In N’ Out Burger, assaulted a janitor with a fire extinguisher and broke a window at the restaurant.

It wasn’t immediately known if Soto has an attorney.

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