Sheriff deputies arrested a transient after she tried to drive off with a truck that had been left running Thursday morning in Loma Linda.

At 7:30 a.m. Jan. 7, when the victim got out of his work truck near Anderson and Academy streets, Leyna Nguyen Phan, 27, got into the truck and drove away.

“The victim grabbed onto the vehicle as it drove away, which dragged him a short distance,” said a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department press release. “The victim climbed into the bed of the truck and managed to have Phan stop the vehicle. The victim and witnesses detained Phan until deputies arrived to make the arrest.”

Phan was booked at the Central Detention Center on charges of carjacking and grand theft auto.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Central Patrol Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information at