Police use Taser to take down fleeing teenager

The kid must be made of steel. A 17-year-old struck by a car while running from cops in Belmont ultimately needed to be Tased before he was taken into custody Monday.

The fleeing teenager was struck and knocked down by a 2000 Jaguar driven by a 75-year-old Belmont woman on El Camino near Ralston Avenue around 10:15 a.m.

The young fugitive managed to get back up without serious injury. He continued running through traffic and into a nearby business district, police said. Cops eventually spotted the teen hiding behind a dumpster in a parking lot between Ralston and Emmett avenues. The suspect resisted arrest, so police used a Taser to finally take him down, police said.

The boy was transported to an area hospital. But he was cleared for release soon after and booked in San Mateo County Juvenile Hall on an outstanding warrant and for resisting arrest, police said.

The chase began after police were called to a shop in the 800 block of El Camino. Cops said the 17-year-old is the shop owner’s son. The boy had knocked over several merchandise displays during an argument with his father. Responding cops learned the suspect, whose name was withheld because he is a minor, was wanted on a warrant.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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