Chase of Woodland Burglary Suspect Ends Near Travis Air Force Base

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Multiple law enforcement agencies teamed up to catch a man suspected of burglarizing a Woodland Target store Thursday morning.

Woodland Police officers showed up to the Bronze Star Drive store a little before 9 a.m. after getting a report of a theft in progress, according to a release from the department.

Employees pointed officers in the direction of the suspect – but once they confronted him, police say the suspect pulled out a handgun. The suspect – identified as 37-year-old Davis resident Teddy Chuang – then peeled out of the parking lot, starting a chase that would span 35 miles.

As Chuang headed south down Highway 113 then on I-80 west, California Highway Patrol officers joined in on the chase. Throughout the chase, police say that Chuang made threatening movements and pointed his gun in the air.

The chase eventually ended just short of the Travis Air Force Base main gate. Chuang is said to have stopped his car, leading to a short standoff with authorities – including USAF and Fairfield Police, who had also joined in at that point.

Eventually, Chuang got out and was taken down with a Taser, police say.

Authorities soon found that Chuang’s weapon was a realistic-looking airsoft pistol. Chuang was first taken to the hospital for medical evaluation before being arrested by Woodland Police.

Chuang now faces robbery, burglary and felony evading charges.

Police do not know why Chuang was trying to get to Travis Air Force Base. He is not known to be a member of the U.S. Air Force.

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