(KMTR) -- Lane County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who abandoned a truck after a police chase Saturday night through Eugene
The chase started around at West 11th Avenue and Green Hill Road in west Eugene.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy tried to pull over the driver of a 1994 Ford F-150 pickup truck for not wearing his seat belt.
The driver took off down Green Hill Road to the traffic circle at the intersection of Barger Drive. The driver ditched the truck on Barger Drive near the intersection.
Deputies say he then jumped fences, running through the backyards of several homes near Legacy Street and got away.
Neighbors like Marilyn Phillippi say the experience was startling, spotting several law enforcement vehicles in the area.
“It dawned on me. You know, I thought, if somebody's out here, I better get in the house. So I got in the house and locked the door, but yeah it unnerves you, thinking that someone's out there running around and you know, who knows, I had no idea what the guy was doing or if someone was driving that pickup, or ran or what,” said Phillippi.
Deputies believe the suspect broke in to a house on Cone Avenue just minutes before the chase which saw speed of up to 90 miles per-hour. Deputies recovered some stolen property in the truck.
The suspect is described as a white male with a medium build, around 5 foot 8 inches tall with collar length brown curly or wavy hair and a scruffy face.
If you have any information, call the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4141.