A high-speed chase throughout the streets of Stockton was shortened thanks to the gate of a gated community, Stockton Police say.
Officers spotted a stolen car near Thornton Road and Lucile Avenue around 6 a.m. They tried to pull the car over but the driver sped off, sparking a chase that saw speeds of 70 miles an hour along city streets.
After about five minutes, the driver pulled into a gated community along St. Moritz Circle. Somehow he was able to drive in, but once he noticed that the gate was closing on him, he rammed his car into the gate.
The man was able to make it another two miles before he abandoned his car near Mac Duff Avenue and Burns place and went into hiding. Officers soon found him in a backyard.
Michael Sexton, 48, was arrested and now faces multiple auto theft, traffic and resisting arrest charges.