COSTA MESA – Two men were trying to torch their way into a plumber’s truck Wednesday morning, and then fled when officers on patrol spotted them, officials said.
One man was taken into custody and Costa Mesa police were searching for a second after a foot pursuit near Wintergreen Place and Mace Avenue, said Sgt. Brent McKinley of the Costa Mesa Police Department.
Officers on patrol spotted the men just after 5 a.m. using a cutting torch on the truck, McKinley said. The two men tried to flee in a minivan, McKinley said.
“They tried to drive away, but couldn’t make a turn,” he said.
The men then ran away from officers in different directions.
The identity of the man in custody was not immediately available.
By SALVADOR HERNANDEZ / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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