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Woman jumps in moving van during post-bank robbery police chase

West Covina police chase

Screenshot from KTLA

Yvoanne Jeanette Franco clings to a van being chased by police after a bank robbery

Jerry Lee Franklin had allegedly just robbed a West Covina bank. He had several police cars chasing him and a news copter overhead following his every move.

Franklin, a parolee-at-large, steered a white mini van to a residential neighborhood and slowed down when he saw a woman on a cell phone, later identified by police as Yvoanne Jeanette Franco.

In a move KTLA anchor Jessica Holmes said she had never seen before, Franco jumped onto the slow moving vehicle and clung to it as it sped up. Eventually she worked her way up to the roof of the van and then slid inside.

Within minutes police successfully stopped the vehicle and arrested Franco. But Franklin hesitated until a police dog was released into the van. A shirtless Franklin quickly exited as the K-9 bit in to the suspect's jeans.

Cash money spilled out of the van as Franklin was arrested. According to the West Covina Police Department Franklin was charged  on suspicion of robbery, resisting arrest and felony evading. Franco was charged on suspicion of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

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