A 19-year-old man is accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint then trying to sexually assault her.
Turlock police investigators say Robert Green led officers on a pursuit that took place from Donnelly Park to about half a mile away to Yale Court.
“At a dead end street, that guy was not thinking too well at all,” neighbor Glynn Frost said.
Yale Court is a cul-de-sac, no through way, no way out.
“The guy was stupid,” Frost said.
Moments before he was cornered, the police department said he robbed a woman at gunpoint at an ATM on Geer Road on Monday around 11:30 p.m.
Investigators said he then forced the victim to drive to Donnelly Park, about half a mile away. When he demanded sex acts from her, officers say she ran out of her car and called for help.
"It was kinda scary,” Frost said of the pursuit.
Police said Green took off in the victim’s car and when they caught up to him and tried to pull him over, he decided to ditch the vehicle. Neighbors said the car Green was in rolled down the court and hit a car. He ran towards a home, kicked down a fence and ran through a back yard.
A freshly fixed fence is now that neighbor's unwanted souvenir from that night. He asked us not to show his face and only gave us his first name.
"He went through our gate. He went through our backyard fence and he went into that house,” the man, Andrew, told FOX40.
But Green did not get far. Officers said they eventually caught up to him and took him to jail.
Now, this normally quiet Turlock neighborhood is on the mend. Its residents are relieved it’s all over.
Green is facing robbery, sexual assault, reckless driving and kidnapping charges. FOX40 asked the 19-year-old if he would like to tell his side of the story while in Stanislaus County custody, he said no.