Two men allegedly attempting to steal a U-Haul truck kickstarted a high-speed chase Friday from the North Coast to the North County.
According to the California Highway Patrol, an off-duty CHP sergeant was driving in the Los Osos area around 1 p.m. when the sergeant observed two men appearing to be stealing a U-Haul truck.
The sergeant called dispatch to report a possible crime in progress and then followed the men as they began to drive away from the area, one in the U-Haul and the other on a motorcycle.
When they reached South Bay Boulevard, the suspects noticed they were being followed, according to a CHP news release. The U-Haul driver pulled over while the motorcyclist continued northbound.
The U-Haul driver was taken into custody, and additional Morro Bay Police Department officers responded to the area to locate the motorcyclist.
According to the CHP, they attempted an enforcement stop,