A police pursuit traveled along side streets and through several neighborhoods in San Diego until it came to a crashing end.
Officers said the chase ended in a cul-de-sac on Limerick Avenue around 4:45 a.m. Thursday.
According to San Diego police, the driver was wanted for attempting to break in to a nearby gas station with a hammer.
The employee called 911 to report the attempted robbery and gave officers the license plate of a stolen car used in the crime.
Officers said they spotted the car on Genesee Drive and tried to pull the driver over. He refused and drove at high speeds until reaching the Limerick Avenue cul-de-sac.
It was there that the vehicle crashed into fence, pinning the suspect inside.
Emergency personnel treated the man at the scene and took him to a nearby hospital. Officials described his injuries as minor.