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Man Steals RV, Leads CHP on Chase From Menifee to Escondido

A recreational vehicle with its expandable sides fully extended was the subject of a pursuit between Riverside and San Diego counties Wednesday. 

The brand-new, full-sized motorhome was stolen from Richardson's RV Centers in Menifee, according to California Highway Patrol.

Employees there say they were installing a new floor when the suspect jumped in and drove away.

Officers say the driver traveled from Interstate 215 near Menifee at 1 p.m. into San Diego County via southbound I-15.

When the driver reached Gopher Canyon, he exited the interstate but drove back on heading south. 

CHP Officer Mary Bailey said speeds in the pursuit ranged from 25 to 60 mph.

The RV eventually stopped at Auto Parkway where the driver was taken into custody.

A witness who was on her way to get her nails done told NBC 7 she was overwhelmed by the swarm of police.

"All of s sudden there were police swarming everywhere, left, right, everywhere and we're all like agghh!" Shirley Kharsa said. "And so we're all stopped, we didn't even know where the action was going on, there were police everywhere."

The RV was driven back up to Menifee following the incident. No injuries were reported.

No other information was available.

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