Employees of the Big 5 Sporting Goods Store on Crow Canyon Place in San Ramon got an unexpected visitor Wednesday evening when a young man allegedly rammed the store in a car before speeding off with police in pursuit.
The bizarre incident got underway at 9:45 p.m. when the driver of the car allegedly accelerated into the store, backed off, and may have accelerated into it again.
Police from San Ramon and neighboring agencies closed in and gave chase as the severely damaged vehicle led several police cars on a northward chase along Camino Ramon which ended near the Black Bear Diner, the ramming car on metal rims and the youthful driver surrendering to officers without further incident.
Danville police had reportedly taken a call from a worried mother alerting them to the fact her special needs child had made off with her car after a family argument and was believed to be driving somewhere in the area. Passersby reported seeing a car hit various things and nearly hit other motorists before the car finally came to a halt.
The 14-year-old driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment and observation and no other injuries were reported though the employees at Big 5 apparently had their work cut out for them.