ARROYO GRANDE, Calif.- Arroyo Grande High School goes on lock down after a man is accused of leading police on a high speed chase in a stolen truck and stopping right in front of the school. According to Arroyo Grande Police suspect, Brandon Creary, has had a multiple run-ins with the law.
"I know he looked as if he was pretty messed up," said Jerry Eddins, 7-Eleven store clerk.
That's how 7-Eleven store clerk, Jerry Eddins describes 30-year-old Brandon Creary when he walked into the store Wednesday morning.
"He got to the register and the gentlemen parked the car right in front of the store and has he walked out the other one was walking in, he walked by the truck turned around got inside the truck and took it," said Eddins.
Police say after Creary stole the white Ford Ranger from the parking lot, he sped off. Minutes later, officers found him on the 800 block of Olive Street.
"At that point he decided to flee from our officers, he backed up and rammed into one of our control units and as he was fleeing he also collided with the civil deputies vehicle," said Commander Beau Pryor, Arroyo Grande Police Department.
He then landed in the middle of a field near Arroyo Grande High School. At that time, the school was put on lock down.
"So we made the decision on our own based on what we were seeing transpire on our campus, in order to be cautious, extra conservative and like I said to put the safety of everyone on this campus first," said Tom Butler, Principal of Arroyo Grande High School.
Creary eventually was taken down by a K9. This is not the first time he's been in trouble. Creary also has a criminal past in Las Vegas and just last month he was arrested for possessing an opium pipe. Back in March he was arrested on multiple charges for recklessly driving.
Creary has been booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail after being treated at the hospital for dog bites.
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