EUGENE, Ore. – An alleged car theft led to a thrilling chase in west Eugene on Monday in which the victim chased the suspect in another vehicle.
Police say a man stole a Nissan Xterra from a business around 10:30 this morning. The victim then hopped into a red pickup and began chasing the suspect, eventually trapping him in a dead end of Obie Street.
The victim reportedly got out of his red truck and challenged the suspect. Both men pulled guns, prompting the victim to fire at the suspect.
Police said the suspect drove off and ditched the car near the Hampton Inn on W. 11th Ave. and went inside. Staff reportedly noticed he was not wearing a mask and demanded he leave. When employees saw officers in the area, they called 911.
A trooper with Oregon State Police responded and found the suspect, Trevor Hudson, 32, nearby. He was arrested for first-degree robbery, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and unlawful use of a weapon.
The vehicle was recovered and returned to its owner.