Man who led police on weekend chase across the Bay Bridge ID’ed, booked

Randal Lee Maykopet, 26, was arrested Saturday after being chased in a stolen police van across the Bay Bridge. (Courtesy/SFPD)

Randal Lee Maykopet, 26, was arrested Saturday after being chased in a stolen police van across the Bay Bridge. (Courtesy/SFPD)

A man who stole a police SUV this weekend and led San Francisco police in a chase that ended in a shooting on the Bay Bridge has been booked on charges that include everything from car jacking and driving under the influence to evading police and assault.

Randal Lee Maykopet, 26, was booked into County Jail after the Saturday incident. Police provided no city of residence.

Maykopet was booked on suspicion of carjacking, attempted carjacking, felony evasion, vandalism, resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, driving under the influence of drugs, felony hit and run, being an unlicensed driver and felony hit and run.

The incident began Saturday morning in Cow Hollow.

Officers responded at about 8:20 a.m. to the area of Chestnut and Lyon streets in the Cow Hollow neighborhood on a report that someone was armed with a knife.

Officers tried to detain the suspect but he allegedly ran and was able to drive off in a police SUV despite an officer’s attempt to stop him.

Authorities located the SUV on city streets and once again the suspect led police on a chase.

The suspect allegedly hit several civilian vehicles as he tried to escape, leading police to Treasure Island.

Officers tried to stop the suspect by securing a gate, which the suspect avoided by driving on the sidewalk, according to police.

Officers shot at the suspect to protect the safety of pedestrians and officers, police said.

No one was injured, according to police.

The suspect then allegedly drove onto the westbound ramp of Interstate 80 and collided with another vehicle. He allegedly got out of the SUV and jumped 30 to 40 feet from the upper deck to the lower deck of the Bay Bridge.

The suspect allegedly then tried to carjack someone, but an officer made the same jump and arrested him.

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