Box truck gives chase on SoCal highway

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Ever hear of Stumptown Coffee?

Well, millions of viewers in Southern California got a chance today to see the company’s stolen box truck trying to evade police in a fruitless highway chase.

Actually it wasn’t so fruitless considering that SoCal police freeway chases are like an impromptu sport that have news stations interrupting normal TV schedules to deliver all the action via helicopter.

Plus, Stumptown Coffee just got a huge amount of free advertising…sort of. At the very least they lost some tires to a spike strip.

Fast forward to 8:45 to see this box truck bandit finally pull over and make a run for it across the 14 freeway in Santa Clarita with his jacket swinging along for the ride. He doesn’t get far though as officers draw their guns on the other side of a fence and convince the young man to get face-down in the dirt. Hmmm…bet he could have used a little coffee to wash it down.