A man was arrested after police say he tried to kidnap three young men in Fremont then led police on a car chase into Union City.
Police said just after 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, two men flagged down police officers to report that a man was yelling at them and another man to get into the pick-up truck as they were walking along Paseo Padre Parkway near the Archstone Fremont Center Apartments.
Fremont Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said as the pair was talking to officers, the suspect was seen driving out of the complex's entrance closest to Stevenson Boulevard and refused to listen to officers who tried to stop him.
The suspect, identified as Robert Abeyta, 30, of Sacramento, then drove off eastbound on Walnut Avenue onto Mission Boulevard until officers were forced to crash into him on Decoto Road near Third Street in Union City to detain him, Bosques said.
Still, the man resisted and fled on foot, resulting in authorities tasing the man and deploying a K-9, but the man was not fazed, said Det. Bill Veteran in a KTVU news cast.
Bosques said officers had to tackle the man to detain him and two officers were injured. One suffered an minor injury to the hand, while another suffered a minor knee injury. Both officers were treated and released, Bosques said.
Veteran said they believe Abeyta was under the influence of meth and that authorities believe his intent was to have sexual intercourse "with one or all three of the victims."
The man, who has a criminal past, was arrested on suspicion of attempted kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, felony evasion, driving on the wrong side of the road while in pursuit and resisting arrest with injury to an officer, according to Bosques. He's booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Anyone with information about any crime in Fremont is asked to call Fremont police at 510-790-6800.