The driver of a white truck lost control on 19th Street between Valencia and Guerrero at around 6 p.m. on Thursday, sideswiping a car parked on the north side of the street and then plowing into another car, according to witnesses’ accounts.
The driver jumped out of the car and ran south to 18th Street. Pete Koff, who was riding home on his bike, heard the crash and pursued the driver, who tried to board a bus on 18th Street.
Koff stopped the bus driver, and two undercover policemen arrived to arrest the suspect.
At 7:30 p.m., 19th Street remained blocked off between Valencia and Guerrero as tow trucks worked to clear away the wreckage.
There were no injuries. Koff said the man appeared to be drunk, but this could not be confirmed. Police did confirm that someone had been arrested.
Note: The video was posted by a reader of the Mission Mission blog.