Car chase ends on foot

A Toronto man faces 11 charges, including possession of a firearm, after a car and foot chase across Scarborough on Jan. 16.

The chase began when police saw a car disobey a traffic sign. and proceeded through an intersection at Orton Park Rd., police report. The driver allegedly tried to avoid police by turning into a driveway on Lawrence Ave. E., got out of the car, and started running.

Police say during the ensuing foot chase, the man threw away a handgun before he was eventually arrested on a rooftop.

Orin Johnson, 23, of Toronto faces charges from possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition and unauthorized presence of a firearm in a motor vehicle. He appeared in court Jan 17.

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Posted: Jan 29 2009 10:59 am
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