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California Woman Caught in Stolen Truck Leads Cops on Wild Foot Chase, Loses Wig Before Her Arrest in Denny’s: Cops

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Oct. 4 2023, Published 3:22 p.m. ET

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A California woman allegedly stole a work truck before leading police on a wild chase, which ended when she was apprehended while trying to hide out in a Denny’s restaurant, according to authorities.

Around 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 2, police were called to a location in La Habra regarding a report of a stolen vehicle hitting an occupied police car, the La Habra Police Department said.

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The suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Niqwayzh Green, led police on a chase throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, KABC-TV reported.

During the chase, Green allegedly rammed into additional police cruisers, took out a fence and drove in the wrong direction on Highway 91, officials said.

Green reportedly abandoned the damaged truck and dodged vehicles as she fled the scene on foot.

As she ran across a parking lot, she lost a wig she was wearing, KABC-TV reported.

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Green attempted to hide inside a Denny’s restaurant, and she allegedly brandished a gun, police said.

“There was only one guy in the restaurant and she ran in, flashed a gun, and ran out to the back," an employee at Denny’s told KABC-TV. "The cops came in right away after her."

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Green was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon against officers, possession of stolen property and evading a parole violation.

She was transported from the scene in an ambulance.

Officials said Green was on parole for burglary at the time of the incident.

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