A 32-year-old car man is sitting in a Mojave jail after being taken into custody by law enforcement earlier today.
Michael Snyder has been booked for grand theft in connection with the theft of a car from the Golden Hills area just shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
The owner of the vehicle pursued Snyder, who after noticing he was being followed, blew out a tire trying to evade his tail. He then ditched the vehicle at Broome Road and Highway 58, fleeing the scene on foot.
Despite a two-hour search by the California Highway Patrol and several Kern County Sheriff's deputies that were dispatched to the area, officers were unable to locate Snyder.
A few hours later at 6 a.m., additional officers responded to a call by a resident in the 27000 block of Halewood, who reported that someone had knocked on her door demanding to use her telephone.
Deputies along with the CHP and a Bakersfield Police K-9 unit arrived on scene and after establishing a perimeter and receiving a report from an off-duty fireman, apprehended Snyder.