A man pulled over by police in Rolando pretended to fumble with his seat belt before driving off and out of sight from officers, according to the San Diego Police Department.
The suspect is still at large after officers attempted to pull him over just before 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Officers pulled the suspect over for a minor traffic violation in the 6700 block of University Ave.
When they approached the suspect's vehicle and asked him to step away from his car, he began fumbling with his seatbelt and told officers he was unable to get it off, police said.
“When he was unable to get the seatbelt off, or acted as if he was unable to get the seatbelt off, he put the car in drive and ran away from the two officers,” Lt. David Rohowits said.
“The officers ran back to their car, and obviously at this point, the suspect had a pretty decent head-start on the officers. The officer's tried to keep up with the suspect's vehicle," Rohowits said.
The car ultimately crashed in the 4300 block of Aragon Way and the suspect got away.
Officers later learned the suspect was already wanted by police.