Man leads police on wild chase ending in dog bite

April 24, 2012 - 6:05 AM
Chase Girlfriend Police Dog

West Covina, Calif., Police officers hold a credit union robbery suspect who led police on a chase through Los Angeles suburbs, that included his apparent girlfriend climbing into his still-moving van and ended with a dog bite, in Whittier, Calif., Monday, April 23, 2012. West Covina police said the man, whose name was not immediately available, and his girlfriend had together robbed a West Covina credit union, then lead police on a pursuit throughout area cities until officers stopped the pursuit with a PIT maneuver. (AP Photo/San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Keith Durflinger)

WEST COVINA, Calif. (AP) — A robbery suspect led police on a chase through Los Angeles suburbs that included his apparent girlfriend climbing into his still-moving van and ended with a dog bite.

West Covina police tell City News Service the man jumped into a white van outside a just-robbed credit union Monday, and police gave chase.

It led to Whittier, where the van slowed while the woman jumped on, then climbed in through a rear window.

The van soon stopped and she surrendered, but he refused.

Police sent in a dog and he scampered out as it bit his legs, cash spilling from the van.

Police say they recovered a gun tossed from the vehicle.

The man was hospitalized for the dog bite and the woman was arrested. Police have not released their names.