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Watch helicopter footage of epic K9 takedown of fleeing carjacker

Antonio Padilla Jr. (Garden Grove Police Department)
February 27, 2018

A carjacker also wanted for assault with a deadly weapon on an officer last week was arrested in Irvine, California, on Monday, when a police K9 took him down, NBC Los Angeles reported.

On Feb. 18, Antonio Padilla Jr., 37, tried running over a police officer during a traffic stop. He managed to get away in his vehicle. He was wanted for a parole violation.

Padilla led police on a chase after the Garden Grove Police Department sighted Padilla around 5:30 p.m. in his 2016 GMC Sierra truck.

Padilla fled and tried to hit a police vehicle with his car.

During the chase, he collided with several vehicles before pulling over and carjacking a woman in a black Audi SUV. The woman’s brother tried getting in his way, but was nearly hit trying to prevent Padilla from stealing the vehicle.

“I saw that he was taking my sister out of the car and I just reacted and tried to help,” Ricky Kozloski told NBC Los Angeles.

Padilla eventually crashed the vehicle around 6:00 p.m. and tried to flee on foot near an Irvine industrial park.

Police pulled right beside the vehicle and a K9 police dog was let loose to take Padilla down.

Padilla was detained after the struggle and was taken to a hospital to be treated for his sustained injuries.

He was taken to Orange County jail for a number of felonies.