A motorist whose vehicle veered into a canal near Coachella Monday morning told investigators he had been chasing somebody who had just robbed his home.

The driver, whose name was withheld, suffered minor injuries in the crash, which was reported at 6:38 a.m. near the intersection of Avenue 53 and Pierce Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies were sent to the driver’s home to take a robbery report, according to the CHP.

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