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VIDEO: Suspect falls down embankment after leading Valley View police on chase

The vehicle chase ended when two of the truck's tires were deflated. The suspect was bit by an Independence K9 officer, causing both to fall down the embankment.

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — After leading police on a chase with a stolen truck, a suspect fell down an embankment in Cuyahoga County on Wednesday night.

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The incident happened at around 10 p.m. when two men in a stolen SUV drove behind a business on Bank Street in Valley View. 

According to Valley View police, the duo was seen entering other cars that were parked behind the building and looking under cars in the area of the catalytic converter. One of the men stole a pickup truck and fled the scene along with another vehicle that drove passed a Valley View police car. 

The officer was unable to pursue the stolen SUV, but followed the pickup truck onto Granger Road in Brooklyn Heights. 

***Dashcam video from the chase can be watched below***

Eventually, two of the truck's tires were deflated after top sticks were placed by officers from Brooklyn Heights on Granger Road and Tuxedo Avenue 

The pursuit continued into Brooklyn Heights Village Park and eventually ended when the suspect drove onto SR 176 in the wrong direction and jumped out of the vehicle. 

The suspect fled into a wooded area near the freeway, where he was "subsequently bit by the K9, causing them both to fall down an embankment," according to Valley View police. 

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to MetroHealth where he was treated for minor injuries. The K9 officer named "Rambo," from Independence, is also expected to be okay.

Valley View Police found the second stolen vehicle abandoned on I-77 with a stolen catalytic converter inside. 

At this time, a second suspect has not been arrested. 

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