Man busts out of El Monte tow yard, leads police on chase

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Authorities say the owner of an impounded car smashed his way out of a Southern California tow yard and led police on a freeway chase before he was stun-gunned and arrested at an elementary school.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune says 25-year-old Gerardo Martinez was arrested Monday in Pomona on suspicion of carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading. It's unclear if he's obtained an attorney.

Police say Martinez drove his Mitsubishi Eclipse from an El Monte yard on Monday, knocking down the gate and leading authorities on a chase along two freeways.

Authorities say he tried to ram a Highway Patrol car and hit signs in Pomona before finally stopping and running onto a school campus, where he was shocked with a stun gun and arrested.

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