Bus Stolen from Bay Area, Stopped in San Joaquin County

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A transit bus, stolen from San Francisco, led officers on a chase through Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties Friday morning before having to be stopped by spike strips.

Just before 10 a.m. Friday, CHP officers in the Stockton area received information about a stolen Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus.

The bus was spotted along Highway 120, driving east and then turning onto Highway 99 north near Manteca.

After officers tried to stop the driver, he maneuvered his way back onto Highway 120, and started driving fast toward Escalon.

Officers then decided to use a spike strip to stop the bus. After running over the spikes, the driver still tried to get the bus away, but finally stopped when the tires ran out of air.

The man was taken into custody, they have not been identified at this time. No one else was on the bus.

It is also not clear why the man took the bus in the first place.

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