A Hayward man was arrested after a high-speed pursuit from the Peninsula to the East Bay on Saturday that began after he allegedly threatened a salesperson at a Redwood City Porsche dealership and made off with a $135,000 car, police said.
Jeremy Morton, 25, was booked into jail on suspicion of carjacking and faces additional charges in connection with the multi-city pursuit, during which he allegedly rammed a CHP motor officer in Alameda County, police said.
At about 4:45 p.m., officers responded to the Carlsen Porsche Dealership at 3636 Haven Ave. on a report of a carjacking involving the threat of a firearm. According to police, Morton was being shown a vehicle by a sales associate when he “reached under his clothing in a deliberate move and the victim saw what appeared to be the outline of a handgun being displayed at him,” police said.
Morton demanded the keys then fled with the vehicle. A description of the vehicle was broadcast and it was soon after spotted by a Redwood City police officer traveling north on Highway 101. The CHP would later take on the pursuit of Morton across the San Mateo Bridge and through Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, and Fremont, police said.
“With a continued threat to other vehicles on the roadway and the suspect intentionally ramming a CHP motor officer, the CHP initiated a vehicle boxing maneuver in Fremont and eventually detained the driver,” police said.
Morton is on probation for felony assault out of Alameda County, police added.